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Abalone Shell   ( Mar 12, 2013 )

The pastel rainbow colors of the Abalone shell enhance feelings of peace, beauty, compassion and love. Work with the Abalone shell when you are facing tough emotional issues. Abalone will soothe the nerves and encourage a calm demeanor. Abalone Shell helps to gently open our psychic and intuitive connections. Abalone Shell is an excellent companion when needing guidance in relationships. It enhances the four C's--communication, cooperation, commitment and compromise, which lead to harmony and balance. Abalone shell enhances expression, in both word and deed. It allows us to understand both sides of any issue by placing us in the other person’s "shoes". The Abalone shell has been tossed and turned in the ebb and flow of the ocean for many years. Through this process, its true beauty shines through. The Abalone shell is a perfect gift for those who have survived traumatic experiences, to let them know that while they may have been tossed and turned themselves, in the end, their true beauty shines for all to see.

Physically, Abalone Shell strengthens the immune system, energizes the body and aides in the assimilation of proteins. It can also benefit athletes by increasing strength and stamina.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat
Astrological signs: Pisces, Aquarius, Cancer, Scorpio
Vibration: 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 3.5 - 4
Chemical Composition: CaCO3, Calcium Carbonate

Physical:
Color: The pearlization and iridescent pinks, greens, blues and golds are made possible by several minute layers of aragonite.
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Actinolite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Actinolite is a shielding crystal. It can heal the subtle energy body, filling in gaps that can result from psychic attack, illness, stress and unwanted negativity. It balances body, mind and spirit, enhancing higher awareness. Actinolite can increase one’s self-esteem by getting rid of negative feelings, especially those of isolation that can hinder progress. It makes us more in tune with nature and all of our surroundings. Actinolite makes us aware that we are all an important part of “All that is”.  Use Actinolite to connect with spirit guides.

Physically, Actinolite reduces stress; strengthens the immune system, especially after illness or trauma; aides in proper liver and kidney function.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Vibration: Number 4, 9
Planet – Mars; Element – Water.

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Amphibole
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 5.5-6
Chemical Composition: Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2  Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: Green, White, Gray,
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact:  Clear Quartz that contains Actinolite, Tremolite, Rutile or Mica is commonly known as “Witches Finger”.

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Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life.  Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by type and color
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: A banded variety of Chalcedony found in white, red, pink, gray, blue, green, brown, or any combination of these colors.
Location: Found World Wide including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Poland, UK, Uruguay, USA
Rarity: Common

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Agatized Coral   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Agatized Coral occurs when silica in the ocean water hardens, replacing the limy corals with a form of quartz mineral known as Agate, a variety of Chalcedony. This long fossilization process (20–30 million years) results in the formation of a "pseudomorph," meaning that one mineral has replaced another without having lost its original form.

"Agatized Coral can be used to support trauma therapy and assists in working through emotional issues from dysfunctional families or relationships. It provides the primary energy toward the activation of the divine nature and infinite perfection which is within the self. Agatized Coral can facilitate the projection of energy to create, to sustain, to change, to modify...." -- Love is in the Earth-Kaleidoscopic Pictorial, Supplement A by Melody ISBN 0-9628190-7-7

Use Agatized Coral to alleviate weakness in the bones from osteoporosis and brittle bone disease. Fiction writers can benefit from Agatized Coral as it enhances the imagination without hindering the integrity of the story.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Sacral, Root
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Cancer
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with other polymorphs of Silica.
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Red, blue, gray, pink, tan, white, beige, tan, brown, cream and black
Location: USA, Indonesia
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact:  Agatized Coral is the State Stone of Florida

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Ajoite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Ajoite is a master integrator, specifically addressing issues of discord. Also known as the "Phoenix Rising" stone, it assists in the spiritual evolution of humanity, not only as an individual, but as a whole as well. It is a powerful mineral of transformation and healing in all areas. Melds the Heart and Throat chakras so that one may truly speak from the heart. Provides peace, joy and acceptance. Eliminates negative attributes (anger, hate, hostility, etc.).

For more information on the differences in copper minerals, click here http://www.healingcrystals.com/Copper_Minerals_Articles_12085.html

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (K,Na)3Cu20Al3Si29O76(OH)16•~8(H2O) - Hydrated Potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 3.5 (included in quartz, hardness would be a 7)

Physical:
Color: Blue/Green, Pale Green
Location: South Africa, USA
Rarity: Very Rare

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Albite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Albite aids in clarity of thought and enhances tactful cooperation with others. Albite gives an easy and effortless flow to all relationships, situations and interactions. It will relieve any fears of the unknown by providing the energy of courage and confidence. It supports personal freedom and self-empowerment in times of change.

Albite is a stone of action and resolution, encouraging and insightful. It aids in the connection to the psychic self, awakening the energy of the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. This crystal is beneficial for women suffering from post-natal depression, mood swings, and PMS. 

Albite is helpful in treating eye disorders, circulatory restrictions and muscular ailments. It is also beneficial for those with bi-polar disorders.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Cancer
Vibration: Master Number 22

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Hardness: 6-6.5
Chemical Composition: NaAlSi3O8 - Sodium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color: Most commonly White or colorless but can be blue, yellow, orange or brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Alexandrite   ( Sep 18, 2013 )

Alexandrite (Diaphanite) is a variety of Chrysoberyl. Normally green in color, Alexandrite will change to red in artificial light. It is a true rare gemstone (more often than not Alexandrite gems are lab created) that intensifies dreams and brings luck in love. The energy of Alexandrite will enhance the manifestation process (both the clarity needed and the actualization of).

Alexandrite is highly touted as having regenerative powers. It is a stone of courage, allowing one to face change with no fears. Alexandrite assists in centering the self, reinforcing self-esteem and enhancing the ability to experience joy and beauty. With Alexandrite, you can both acknowledge and appreciate the interconnectedness of all of nature.

Physically, Alexandrite can be used to reduce inflammation, ease tension/stress, and work with the pulmonary and circulatory systems. Alexandrite also helps with inner-ear problems and helps to alleviate motion-sickness. It also said to relieve symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Root
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Gemini
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Chrysoberyl
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 8.5
Chemical Composition: BeAl2O4 -Beryllium Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color: In sunlight, it appears almost emerald green, while in artificial,incandescent light it appears as a violet-red.
Location: Brazil, Madagascar, Russia
Rarity: Rare

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Amazonite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Amazonite is great for non-verbal expression.  It is a good energy filter, blocking geopathic stress as well as electromagnetic pollution emitted from computers, microwaves, or cell phones.  Amazonite soothes aggravation and emotional trauma, eases irritation, and calms all of the chakras.  Amazonite also assists the user in seeing different sides of the same issue, and balances masculine and feminine energy as well as different personality traits.

Amazonite can be used to connect and communicate with Fairies and Nature Spirits.  Amazonite is a “Stone of Success and Abundance”, attracting focus and good luck.  Amazonite can aid in a peaceful transition when it is time to leave this life.  Amazonite aligns the physical and subtle bodies, and assists in balancing the yin and yang (male and female) energies, helping one to escape the illusion of separation from the Divine.

Physically, Amazonite can assist with throat, sinus, chest and lung issues.  Use Amazonite to help in maintaining overall health and a healthy lifestyle.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Throat, Thymus, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (KAlSi3O8) Potassium, Aluminum, Silicon, and Oxygen
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color:  Medium to Dark, green to blue green, translucent to opaque with fine white streaks
Location: USA, Russia, Canada, Brazil, India, Namibia, and South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Also frequently called “Amazon Jade” or “Amazon Stone”

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Amber   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Amber draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Amber aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing. Amber opens and cleanses all of the Chakras.

Highly protective, Amber also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality. The life force trapped within Amber promotes fertility, and its protective and environmental clearing properties make it a good stone to use to prepare a healing or birthing room. Use Amber with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase confidence, mental clarity, and creative self-expression.

Physically, Amber helps with the organs of elimination, including the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. Also a stone of the Throat Chakra, Amber can help with laryngitis and goiter.

In very simple terms, in order to qualify a piece of resin as true Amber, a couple of things need to have happened. First, the molecules must have formed a polymer (a compound where two or more molecules have joined together) and secondly, the specimen must be at least 100,000 years old.

Copal or Copalite is the term given to organic resins that are not old enough (i.e. younger than 100,000 years) to have fossilized and hardened sufficiently to become Amber.

Amber is often imitated by plastics, colored glasses and some modern tree resins. True Ambers have a low specific gravity (amber can float on salt water) and inclusions can distinguish it from plastics and glasses.

In Africa, Copal is found in the coastal countries of East and West Africa, but especially on Madagascar. This so-called Madagascar Amber is solidified resin of the Amber Pine but is only 1,000 - 10,000 years old.

Most Amber from Columbia is less than 250 years old and in fact is not Amber at all, but the softer, younger version called Copal.

In summary, here are a few facts about Amber and Copal:

- Amber is defined by geologists as fossilized tree resin (not tree sap). Sap is the fluid that circulates through a plant's vascular system. Sap to a tree, is like blood flowing through the veins of you or me. Resin, on the other hand, is a semi-solid amorphous (no crystal structure) organic substance that is secreted in pockets and canals through epithelial cells of the plant. It's the really sticky stuff that after time will fossilize and harden.
- Hardened tree resin that is less than 100,000 years old is called Copal.
- Copal becomes Amber when it has finished fossilizing.
- Copal can "craze" or crack on the surface as the volatile oils (or turpenes) evaporate.
- Copal will dissolve in acetone, but Amber will not.
- Copal from Madagascar and Columbia are 250 to 10,000 years old
- Amber from the Baltics and the Dominican Republic are 25 to 40 million years old.

Metaphysical:
Chakra(s): Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids - Organic (Fossilized Tree Resin)
Crystal System: Amorphous (meaning there is no type of ordered crystal structure)
Chemical Composition: (C10H16O) Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen
Hardness: 2-2.5

Physical:
Color: Ice Tea to Golden Amber to Orange, sometimes with a red or blue tint
Location: Asia, Burma, Columbia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, Romania, Venezuela, Wyoming, USA and the Dominican Republic.
Rarity: True Amber (at least 100,000 years old) is high in demand but low in supply
Fun Fact: Amber from the Baltics was used as a form of currency for a very long time.

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Amber (Honey) Calcite   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Amber Calcite (also called Honey Calcite) gently amplifies energy and psychic abilities via the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras. This process can help one to release feelings of deprivation and connect with the Divine perfection inherent in the Universe. By connecting these chakras through the Crown Chakra and moving the energy down to the Root Chakra, Amber (Honey) Calcite can pull down Divine and Angelic energies through the body, helping one to relax into life and create a state of allowing.

Supportive Amber Calcite eases the challenges that sometimes come with change and creates balance between the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. When focusing on the Solar-Plexus Chakra, Honey Calcite can enhance the will, bringing extra motivation when needed for long-term projects and goals. Amber Calcite has a gentle and loving energy vibration that can calm the over-anxious mind to help with meditation and sleep. Meditating with Amber Calcite can help those who are working to change persistent thoughts or beliefs about scarcity.

Physically, Amber Calcite supports a healthy immune system, and when worked with consistently, can help to counteract effects of immune deficiency viruses or immune- suppressive medications.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown, Solar Plexus, Sacral  
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Cancer, Leo
Vibration: Number: 3, 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Pale to Golden Honey
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Amblygonite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Amblygonite is a soothing and healing mineral that works very well with mild anxiety and stress. For people who are very active and/or nervous, Amblygonite provides the necessary elements to calm nerves and over-sensitivity. It is a very useful stone to keep at work when intense mental activity is present (Law Offices, Research, Laboratory, etc.) as well as places that are full of stress and deadlines.

Amblygonite can help to gently end relationships, easing the hurt and anger that often follows. Amblygonite is a high vibration stone that will help you to nurture your soul. It will often remind you to not only take care of the physical body and emotions, but to spend time in the pursuit of spiritual nurturing as well. Amblygonite enhances one’s talents and love for the arts, music, poetry and other such spiritual endeavors.

Physically, Amblygonite can help with stress, a nervous stomach, ulcers, other digestion issues and headaches.

Note: Because it contains Lithium, Amblygonite should not be used in the making of elixirs.


Metaphysical:

Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Family: Amblygonite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Hardness: 5.5-6
Chemical Composition: (Li, Na)AlPO4(F,OH) -  Lithium Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Fluoride Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: White, Cream to Beige, Colorless, Pale Yellow, Green, Blue, Gray or Pink
Location: Found in several countries including, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common

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Amethyst   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became known as the “Stone of Sobriety”. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength.

The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy.

Amethyst connects the physical plane with higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra. Amethyst also provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.

Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra as well, allowing easier access to the divine. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, as well as aligning and fostering cooperation between the energy bodies.

Physically, Amethyst can help to alleviate headaches and migraines. It dispels nightmares and helps with insomnia. Amethyst can also reduce eyestrain, especially when working at a computer.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale lilac to Deep Purple
Location: Africa, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, and the USA
Rarity: Common                                                                                                                                                                             
Fun Fact: Amethyst is also known as the 'Bishop's Stone' because Catholic bishops still wear rings set with this lovely gem.

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Amethyst Cacoxenite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

We are re-naming this product as Amethyst Cacoxenite which is what it actually is. Since this product has now been trademarked to be named "Super 7" or "Sacred 7" or "Melody's Stone", we are not able to call it this, but it is the same product.

Amethyst Cacoxenite (Super 7), first described around 1825, is said to be a combination of seven different mineral varieties: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Rutile, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Cacoxenite (sometimes there are inclusions of Hematite as well). Amethyst Cacoxenite amplifies the vibrations of other crystals in its vicinity. It can cleanse the Crown chakra, but will align all the chakras and is believed to be an all-around healing stone. Amethyst Cacoxenite allows us to feel confidence in ourselves as well as our work and environments. It is beneficial for increasing psychic awareness, intuition and angel work.

Amethyst protects and soothes; Smokey Quartz is grounding; Clear Quartz and Rutile amplify energy; Goethite aides in communication as well as clairaudience; Lepidocrocite clears thought processes to allow for knowledge input; Cacoxenite generates new ideas while allowing you to see the positive. The potent combination of all of these stones adds up to a more powerful vibration as a whole that will lend itself to heal body, mind and spirit.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Crown, but will clear All
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 5 and 9
Planet – Sirius, the star; Element - All

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 3-4
Chemical Composition: Fe24 (AlO6)(PO4)17(OH)12 - 75H2O Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Oxide Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: Transparent Purple, Violet, Yellow
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Very Rare

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Ametrine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Ametrine is a powerful combination of Amethyst and Citrine, connecting physical and spiritual realms. Ametrine is a very soothing stone, believed to be valuable for those with chronic, long-term diseases. The Amethyst part of Ametrine can help one experience Divine Guidance, while the Citrine aspect allows for this guidance to be assimilated into one’s life.

Ametrine can be used to enhance creativity and learning, and can therefore help those who use it to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems whether work-related or personal. Ametrine combines masculine and feminine energy and helps bring harmony with others.

Many people use Ametrine for stress-relief, and as such, it is optimally placed in areas where one would need it the most, i.e. in an office or cubicle, in the car, in a pocket, or wherever you find yourself under stress.  Metaphysically, it is good for opening the Third Eye Chakra.

Ametrine helps to remove negativity from the physical body as well as the auric field, filling the area with the light and energy of love and healing. It will also assist in removing blockages from all bodies (physical, mental, spiritual, etc.).


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Gemini
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide w/Inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep grape purple with pockets of yellow to gold
Location: Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, India, and the USA
Rarity: The supply of naturally occurring Ametrine is dwindling. While not yet considered “rare”, true Ametrine is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Fun Fact: Ametrine is also known as Trystine or by its trade name as Bolivianite.

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Ammonite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

The Ammonite is a very powerful earth healing fossil. Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. Ammonites have absorbed cosmic energy over eons of time and help to stimulate the life force(Chi) within. Ammonites are often used for activating Kundalini and life path energies. The Ammonite is also often recommended to put in the home to attract health, prosperity and success.

The Ammonite draws off all negative energies. Think of the Ammonite spirals as a filter, drawing in these dense energies which are no longer needed, moving them through the spirals and releasing them as fresh, positive, loving life force energies.

Physically, Ammonites can help to increase stamina and vitality. Use Ammonites when working with issues of blood pressure or problems wiht the ears, lungs an degenerative disorders. Ammonites will also help to lift the heaviness that is sometimes felt during depression.

"Ammolites" are Ammonite fossils found in Madagascar and Alberta (Canada), that display iridescence by compression and mineralization of the Ammonite fossil. These iridescent Ammonites are often of gem quality when polished. In no case would this iridescence have been visible during the animal's life; additional shell layers covered it.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Organic (Fossil)
Crystal System: N/A
Hardness: 3.5-4
Chemical Composition: CaCO3 (Complex with impurities)

Physical:
Color: Gray to Brown
Location: Canada, Madagascar
Rarity: Rather Common

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Amphibole (Angel) Phantom Quartz   ( Sep 04, 2013 )

 

Amphibole Phantom Quartz is also known as Angel Phantom Quartz because the inner “phantom” appears to resemble the wispy wings of an angel. A Phantom is a crystal or mineral deposit within a crystal.  Phantoms are formed when the growth of a crystal has been interrupted and then begins to grow again.  While the color of Phantoms will vary from crystal to crystal, depending upon the type of mineral of which they are made, Amphibole Phantoms often contain inclusions of (yellow) Limonite, (red) Hematite, (white) Kaolinite, or (pink) Lithium. Often, the original mineral gets washed away, leaving only the Quartz to grow afterwards.

Angel Phantom Quartz is an excellent crystal to use with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, as it enables you to gain a stronger connection to the Angelic realm as well as communication with your own Guardian Angel. This protective, high vibration stone increases our awareness of the spiritual realm, past-life recall and lucid dreaming.

A bringer of intense love, beauty and joy, Angel Phantom Quartz is invaluable in the home, especially when you surround it with other angelic crystals such as Seraphinite, Angelite and Celestite. It will enable you to see your best inner strengths and increase your self-empowerment.

The addition of the Angel Phantom Quartz inclusions offer added healing benefits - the grounding of Hematite, the protection against psychic attack of Limonite, and the intuition-building of Kaolinite - combining to form a crystal that is a must in order to be a step closer to Universal love.

Keep an Angel Phantom Quartz crystal in your pocket, in your home, or in the workplace to know that your angels are always nearby.

Clear Quartz Phantoms are excellent for balancing and aligning all the Chakras to the Crown Chakra.  Those who are interested in spiritual growth and connection with the higher realms may find Clear Quartz Phantoms particularly helpful since the White Phantoms inside work with the Crown Chakra to integrate the experiences of the higher self into the other Chakras.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Pisces
Vibration: Numbers 1,6,7,9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with a variety of mineral inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear or opaque Quartz with a variety of mineral inclusions including Hematite, Limonite, Kaolinite or Lithium. Location: Brazil
Rarity: Rare
Fun Fact: Quartz Phantoms have also been referred to as Ghost crystals, Specter crystals and Shadow crystals.

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Analcime   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Analcime increases mental clarity. It specifically works to stimulate and clear the Heart Chakra. Analcime inspires creativity. It can help to maintain a healthy mental(emotional) and physical state when facing change and/or transformation. If you work in a group dynamic, be it work or other activity, Analcime will help to bring harmony and enhances all aspects of teamwork. Analcime dispels weakness in all bodies and produces an energy conducive to stabilization.

Physically, Analcime can be use for water retention, diabetes, and issues of the pancreas. It can also help to strengthen the muscle structure, particularly those that are atrophied.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  Heart
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Zeolite
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness: 5-5.5
Chemical Composition: NaAlSi2O6-H2O, Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color: White, Colorless, or Gray with possible greenish, yellowish or reddish tinting
Location: Found in several countries including Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Common

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Andalusite   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Andalusite allows one to view the different facets of one’s character (emotional, physical and intellectual) while remaining grounded and unbiased about the results. Andalusite encourages rationality when looking at any issue. It is a stimulant to memory and recollection. Andalusite aids in recovery when one feels thrown out of balance. It helps to cleanse and balance the heart, releasing blockages caused by anger, anxiety and hurt.

Physically, Andalusite helps with psychosomatic or stress-related ailments, as well as bone fractures and connective tissues.

The opaque variety of Andalusite that contains a cross-shape when sliced is known as Chiastolite or Fairy Cross.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart, Root
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Topaz
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Al2SiO5, Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7.5

Physical:
Color: Pleochroism (different colors visible when viewed from different angles) White, Brown, Green, Orange, Red
Location: Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, Russia, Spain, USA
Rarity: Common

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Angelite (Anhydrite)   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

As its name suggests, Angelite (also called Anhydrite) has a connection to the higher realms, facilitating angelic communication.  It is a very soothing, peaceful, and uplifting stone quite helpful during times of transition.  Angelite (Anhydrite) is one of a group of higher vibrational crystals that can assist in smoothing the way for vibrational shifts, awareness and ascension.  Others in the group include: Morganite, Danburite, Kunzite, Selenite, Phenacite, Petalite and Celestite.
 
Angelite heals and clears the Throat, Third-Eye, and Crown Chakra, and sends energy to the Soul Star Chakra that lies 6 inches above the head.  The higher vibrations sent to these chakras allows for greater spiritual growth, enhanced intuition, and clearer communication.  Angelite’s ability to unblock the upper chakras clears the area to allow for the influx of higher vibrational information coming into the auric field, to be processed by the lower chakras.

Angelite (Anhydrite) can be used during meditation to enhance the meditative state, and to clarify issues in one's current situations as they arise.  By depositing inspiration from guides, guardians and/or angels into the chakras, Angelite allows them to be integrated into the whole, even after one is done working with the stone. 


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, and Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Family: Anhydrite
Note: Some metaphysical sources describe Angelite as compressed Celestite, however geology books list Angelite as a "form of Anhydrite". 
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (CaSO4) Calcium Sulfate
Hardness: 3.5

Physical:
Color:  Colorless, White, Blue, Blue/Violet White and Gray
Location: Peru (Light blue nodule with white “skin)
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: A Jesuit priest was the first to discover Angelite in the early 1700's.

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Anglesite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Anglesite promotes sensitivity, gentleness, relaxation and tenderness. Use this crystal to enhance meditation and promote stillness. Anglesite facilitates contact with those who have transitioned (passed over) and aids in the channeling process.

Anglesite helps to stay grounded during communication with entities from worlds other than the Earth plane. Its loving energy allows for open communication with respect to spiritual issues. Anglesite can help to manifest dreams into this reality.

Caution: Contains lead. Do not grind dry or inhale dust. Do not use in elixirs. Wash hands after handling. Keep away from pets and children!


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Family: Barite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 2.5-3
Chemical Composition: PbSO4 -  Lead Sulfate

Physical:
Color: White, Colorless, Yellow, Gray, Blue, Green
Location: Worldwide including: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Mexico, Morocco, UK, USA
Rarity: Rare lead mineral

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Antigorite   ( Feb 04, 2013 )

Antigorite is a variety of the Serpentine group of minerals.  Because of its affinity with the Heart Chakra, Antigorite can release emotional blockages and their resulting negative energy, thus allowing us to get away from those persons/things that no longer serve and keep us from advancing with our lives.

Antigorite allows creativity to flow and intuition to bloom. It can enhance our ability to tell a fraud when we see it and gives the final push to move past the lies and begin to make positive changes in our lives – a new start, so to speak.

Physically, Antigorite detoxifies the body, increases cellular regeneration and aides in the healing of a misaligned spine.

Note: Due to the softness of this mineral, it is not recommended to use Antigorite in the making of elixirs.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart Chakra
Astrological sign(s):  Capricorn
Vibration:  Number 55

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Serpentine (Mica Group)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness:  3.5 - 4
Chemical Composition:  (Mg,Fe2+)3Si2O5(OH)4

Physical:
Color:  Green, Black, Yellowish, Grey, Brown
Location:  Worldwide
Rarity:  Fairly Common
Fun Fact:  Antigorite was first discovered in Valle di Antigorio, Piedmont, Italy, from which its name derives.

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Apache Tears   ( Mar 21, 2013 )

Apache Tears are the translucent variety of Black Obsidian. They are made of volcanic glass. Apache Tears received their name because it is said that grieving Apache women, who lost their loved ones in a raid, cried for a month and their tears fell to the ground, becoming a form of Black Obsidian. This is why Apache Tears will often protect the wearer from grief and sorrow. The Tears will absorb the grief and release old hurts, and lifting the spirit.  They allow you to forgive others without being bitter. 

Apache Tears can protect one when travelling, especially at night. Place on your desk to keep demanding co-workers at bay and guard against hostility. Apache Tears can be given to children who’ve been traumatized – let them hold one up to a light source so that they may see that ‘there is light’ out there, and all is not dark.

Generally, all Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities that do not belong.  It offers release from tension and enables one to move forward in his/her life, with a more promising outlook.

Physically, Obsidian often points to the root cause of an illness. It clears the blockages that cause disease.  Use Obsidian for detoxifying, alleviating bleeding, increasing blood circulation, and helping with the pain associated with arthritis and other joint discomfort. Use Apache Tears to help with deficiencies of Vitamins D and C, muscle spasms and knee discomfort.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Aries
Vibration: Number 1

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Hardness: 5 - 5.5

Physical
Color: Translucent Black
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Apophyllite   ( Feb 20, 2013 )

Apophyllites can help to increase intuition, connect with guides, and practice remote viewing and astral travel. Apophyllites activate the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, making them more receptive to spiritual energies. This can enable one to receive visions and insights about current situations, personal or otherwise.

Apophyllites can transfer ideas gathered from the higher domains to be used with the conscious mind. Meditating with an Apophyllite cannot only enhance one's psychic visions and clairvoyance, but also promote structure and organization in daily life. The Apophyllite can help one to plan for the future with certainty, despite any negative past experiences.

Physically, Apophyllites can regulate bodily functions and improve memory. Apophyllites can also aid in treating allergies and asthma. Hold an Apophyllite when needing to reduce stress, anxiety, fear and worry. Placing an Apophyllite in a room will allow it to send out its spiritual energies out to anyone nearby. They are great for filling a room with high vibrations of peace and love.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Apophyllite (Zeolite Group)
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Chemical Composition: (K,Na)Ca4Si8O20(F,OH)8H2O -  Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide.
Hardness: 4.5-5

Physical:
Color: Clear, White, Green, Yellow, Pink, Violet or rarely Brown.
Location: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: While Apophyllite pyramids are by far the most popular of the group, Apophyllites also form in massive shapes similar to coral or in conjunction with other minerals such as Stilbite.

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Aqua Aura Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Working with the Throat Chakra, powerful Aqua Aura encourages inner truthfulness during communication.  It can also be used with both the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, increasing psychic skills and heightening spiritual awareness.  Aqua Aura aids in communication from the heart to the head, allowing one to recognize and speak their highest truths.  Use Aqua Aura for meditation or psychic healing.

Aqua Aura is especially good for distance healing work, and can also help protect against psychic attack by raising vibrations to higher, more positive levels.  Use the strong but peaceful energies of Aqua Aura to cleanse and relax the aura, releasing stress and repairing any holes/voids found there.  Once this process is complete, Aqua Aura will then stimulate and activate all of the chakras.  Use Aqua Aura to help release negativity from the various subtle bodies.

Wearing or carrying Aqua Aura can help when working under pressure, or in an environment with a lot of negativity around you.  Use Aqua Aura to enhance the healing properties of other crystals.  Aqua Aura will help to enhance the healing properties of other crystals when used for body work or gridding. Holding Aqua Aura while meditating will quickly raise your vibration/energy frequency.

Aqua Aura is created when Clear Quartz crystals are super-heated in a vacuum and infused with vaporized Gold.  This precious metal condenses onto the surface of the quartz crystal to form a permanent bond with the lattice of the quartz.  By combining the vibrations of Quartz with Gold, a synthesis of unique vibrations is created.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Thymus, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide, Lab Enhanced using Gold as a bonding agent
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to intense teal
Location: World wide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is heated to 1600 Fahrenheit in a vacuum, and then gold vapor is added to the chamber.  The gold atoms fuse to the crystal's surface, which gives the crystal an iridescent blue/green sheen.

Editors Note: We feel that lab enhanced stones can be effective for transmitting healing energy. Heat treating or enhancing a crystal in a lab does change the vibration, but it does not eliminate or reduce the potential healing effect.

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Aquamarine   ( Feb 20, 2013 )

Aquamarine resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping the holder to connect with the nature spirits of the sea. Seamen carried Aquamarine in ancient times to promote safe travel on the water and to protect against drowning. The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias.

Aquamarine is a “Stone of Courage and Protection”. Used often with the Throat Chakra, Aquamarine can be used to promote verbal self-expression. It is often used to enhance spiritual communication and clear communication blocks. Aquamarine is also used to align all of the chakras and enhance the aura. The metaphysical properties of Aquamarine make it an excellent stone for the spiritual initiate.

Encouraging clarity of thought, Aquamarine can aid in the assimilation of new knowledge, making it a great crystal for students of all kinds. Aquamarine encourages intellectual growth and inner knowledge, opening one up to intuition and the super-conscious mind. Aquamarine is often used to enhance one's intellectual prowess, helping one to think quickly to come up with solutions on the fly.  Many also use Aquamarine to help with reasoning and promote logic. Carrying Aquamarine on one's person can help to remind the individual to be prepared for most any scenario that could be encountered, given the current set of circumstances.

Aquamarine allows one to look at emotional situations from other perspectives. It can help overcome judgment of others and encourage tolerance. Aquamarine can calm fear and worry, by opening the mind up to understanding the nature of Divine Perfection in the Universe. By helping one to be more sensitive, Aquamarine initiates a connection with the experience of a mass consciousness. Going even further, Aquamarine helps to bring one into the flow of life, enhancing the experience of continuity during one's existence.

Aquamarine can also work with the Heart Chakra by helping one to realize their innermost truth. Aquamarine facilitates the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve, and that actually inhibit one's growth. Aquamarine can also bring peace and calm to the overactive mind, making it a great aid for deepening the meditative state. Meditating with Aquamarine can bring new insights from the higher self to be applied in daily life.

Physically, Aquamarine helps to heal ailments of the throat, including the thyroid and pituitary, and can help to ameliorate diseases of the liver. Aquamarine can also help with allergies by calming an overactive immune system, as well as assisting with other autoimmune disorders.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Thymus, Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Pisces, Aries
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Beryl
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: (Be3Al2Si6O18) Beryllium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Blue, Blue/Green (Colored by trace amounts of Iron)
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, USA, and Zimbabwe
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Aquamarine was carried by seamen in ancient times to protect against drowning.

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Aragonite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Aragonite is a wonderful Earth healer, and encourages conservation of Earth’s precious resources. Use Aragonite when working with the Root and Earth Star Chakras, and for grounding and connecting to the Earth. Aragonite can also be used for clearing blockages of energy in ley lines and for healing geopathic stress. Aragonite acts as a stabilizing stone, and can be helpful for those who have focused solely on spiritual pursuits to the exclusion of other necessary tasks. Aragonite assists those who need to release issues from the past as well as attachments in the present.

Aragonite promotes focus and concentration, and can be helpful for students. Meditating with Aragonite can help to ground spiritual growth into the lower chakras, raising the overall vibration of the body. Many crystal lovers enjoy Aragonite's centering energies, and work with it to help bring peace and serenity to volatile situations.

Aragonite calms, centers, stabilizes and increases the ability to remain patient, even in the most challenging of circumstances. It will enhance and encourage sensitivity and generosity. Aragonite can be an aid for those who lack discipline and self-control, and can help one to overcome stagnation in their personal growth.

Physically, Aragonite's ability to raise vibrational energies of the body can assist with all types of healing. Aragonite can help to speed up the recovery from broken bones and nerve damage. Its highly grounding energies allow Aragonite to help relieve stress and nerve problems that may lead to restlessness, twitching or spasms.

Sleep with Aragonite under the pillow to relieve insomnia, or carry in your pocket for continuous grounding influence throughout the day. Aragonite can also be used to enhance the absorption of calcium throughout the skeletal structure and to ameliorate pain and chills.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Aragonite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (CaCo3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: White or colorless or subdued shades of Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green and/or Blue.
Location: France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Scotland, Spain, UK, USA,
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Many sea creatures and corals secrete Aragonite for their shells. Pearls are composed of mostly Aragonite. The pearlization and iridescent colors in many sea shells, such as Abalone, are made possible by several minute layers of Aragonite.

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Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

In general, Aventurine is an excellent stone to use when gridding areas against geopathic stress or to absorb EMF "smog" and other environmental pollutants. Aventurine can help to stabilize one's state of mind when things seem chaotic or out of focus. Feel stuck? Aventurine helps to open up the mind to endless alternatives and possibilities.

Aventurine is a stone of creativity. It also soothes and calms the emotions and can be a great help for reducing stress, especially before and during exams/tests. Aventurine balances Yin/Yang energies and guards against “psychic vampires” from draining one’s energy.

Physically, use Aventurine to help with disorders of the heart, lungs, adrenal glands, and muscles.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide many times with inclusions of Mica, Hematite, etc.
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: White, Red, Green, Blue, Peach, Yellow
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Tibet
Rarity: Common

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Aventurine, Brown   ( Sep 05, 2013 )

Brown Aventurine, like most brown crystals, connects us to the Earth; it keeps our feet on the ground, so to speak, when our heads are “in the clouds”. Brown Aventurine can protect you from being scattered in every direction while still maintaining your sense of self.

Like all Aventurine, the Brown variety is an abundance stone, gradually increasing one’s prosperity over time.  Brown Aventurine helps us with practical matters, such as home, property and the like.  Many use Brown Aventurine to encourage perseverance. It is often used to find lost/stolen objects.  Use this sparkling brown crystal to help with patience as well as learning new skills later in life.  It is especially useful in healing animals. 

Physically, Brown Aventurine aids in healing disorders of the legs and feet, prostate, and bowels.  It can be used to alleviate chronic pain and panic attacks. The elderly suffering from degenerative conditions can benefit from Brown Aventurine.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Family: Quartz family; Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Goethite
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Brown
Location: Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means, by chance.

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Axinite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Axinite usually refers to a group of minerals that include Ferroaxinite (Axinite-Fe), Magnesioaxinite (Axinite-Mg), Manganaxinite (Axinite-Mn) and Tinzenite. Axinite is a friendship stone which can be used by those in law enforcement or the military to encourage trust with those in hostile environments.  It is also beneficial for the elderly or retired who may have recently moved to a new area. Axinite increases communication and at the same time can reduce resentment in others.

Physically, Axinite can be used in the alignment and maintenance of the vertebrae (spinal cord). Axinite can also assist in the mending of breaks/fractures and treatment of the muscular/skeletal system.

Use Axinite in crystal layouts or healing grids. Carrying Axinite in your pocket, pouch or medicine bag will help to ground and align your energies.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Axinite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Ca,Fe,Mn)3Al2BO3Si4O12OH – Calcium Aluminum Boro-Silicate
Hardness: 6-7.5

Physical:
Color: Lilac/ brown, yellow, yellow-orange, gray, pale blue and black.
Location: Brazil, England, France, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Uncommon

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Azurite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Azurite has been called the “Stone of Heaven” that aids in the “pursuit of the heavenly self”.  Metaphysically, Azurite is a lovely Third Eye Chakra stone, awakening psychic abilities and helping the user to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance when it occurs.  Helpful in relieving worries, phobias, and nagging negative thoughts, Azurite also helps one to recognize the areas in life needing attention.

Native Americans used Azurite as a sacred stone for communication with Indian Spirit Guides.  The Mayans are said to have used it for sacred, mystical communication via thought.

Azurite infuses intellectual logic with love, fostering compassion for oneself and others.  Used with the Throat Chakra, Azurite encourages communication from the heart and heightens awareness of Spiritual communication.  Azurite can help dissolve energy blockages, communication blockages, as well as blockages to one’s progress.  Azurite calms and relieves mental stress.  Azurite is useful in meditation to clear the mind, promote deep introspection and visualization, and allow clear recognition of intuitive messages that are received.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Malachite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: (Cu3 (CO3)2(OH)2) Copper Hydroxyl Carbonate
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: Medium to deep Azure Blue, many times in combination with Malachite
Location: Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Russia, UK, USA,
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Azurite has been used as a dye for paints and fabrics for thousands of years.

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Azurite-Galena   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Azurite has been called the “Stone of Heaven” that aids in the “pursuit of the heavenly self”. Metaphysically, Azurite is a lovely Brow Chakra stone, awakening psychic abilities and helping the user to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance when it occurs. Helpful in relieving worries, phobias, and nagging negative thoughts, Azurite also helps one to recognize the areas in life needing attention.

Used with the Throat Chakra, Azurite encourages communication from the heart and heightens awareness of Spiritual communication. Azurite can help dissolve energy blockages, communication blockages, as well as blockages to one’s progress. Azurite calms and relieves mental stress. Azurite is useful in meditation to clear the mind, promote deep introspection and visualization, and allow clear recognition of intuitive messages that are received.

Galena is excellent to use for grounding and balancing energy. It is also very helpful when needing to refocus and find/get back to Center. Galena is a stone of harmony, creating balance and stimulating interaction on the physical, etheric and spiritual planes.

Galena teaches us not to limit ourselves, that anything is possible if we work hard and follow through. It supports us in our goals. Galena is a wonderful piece to use in the area of holistic, homeopathic and herbal medicine studies.

Physically, Galena can assist in the detoxification process. Galena may also be used to reduce inflammation, enhance circulation and ease joint pain.

Caution:  Because Galena is primarily lead ore, it is not to be used internally!


Metaphysical
:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root, Throat, Brow
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number:  Number 1
Planet –Jupiter; Element - Air
Crystal Companion:  Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness:  3.5-4
Chemical Composition: (Cu3 (CO3)2(OH)2) Copper Hydroxyl Carbonate with PbS (Lead Sulfide)

Physical:
Color:  Indigo
Location:  Arizona
Rarity: Common

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Banded Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Often called the “earth rainbow”, Banded Agate is a healing stone for body, mind and spirit.  It can increase concentration, honesty and memory.  Banded Agate also protects the wearer from psychic attack, thereby preventing negative energy from harming you.

Physically, Banded Agate increases stamina, helps with digestive conditions and protects the body from harmful radiation from X-rays.

Agate is formed with bands of microscopic quartz crystals. It is a variety of Chalcedony. Agate is a grounding stone as well as a spiritual stone, allowing for one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps it to have a lasting impact.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color: White, Tan with banding
Location: Brazil, Africa
Rarity: Common

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Banded Amethyst   ( Dec 23, 2013 )

Banded Amethyst

Banded Amethyst is a combination of Amethyst and white Quartz, mixed together in a striped pattern, though not as pronounced as the V-shaped striped patterns of Chevron Amethyst. The properties of Banded Amethyst are the same as those of Chevron Amethyst. Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst.  This symbiotic combination of minerals lends itself to a wonderfully spiritual stone, which is great for gently removing the veils that obscure some of the hidden meanings in life.

Chevron Amethyst is one of the best stones to work with the Third-Eye, enhancing both intuition and physical vision on all planes of existence.  Use Chevron Amethyst to help remove resistance to change, and to dissipate and repel negativity of all kinds.  Chevron Amethyst creates a strong healing field around the user, and as such, is a good choice to cleanse the aura and to enhance the immune system.

Crystal healers work with Chevron Amethyst for its psychic energies and for its ability to clear and strengthen the aura.  Chevron Amethyst can amplify energies needed for manifestation and works well in grid work.  Chevron Amethyst is also said to deepen the meditative state, enhancing the quality and frequency of visions and inspiration from higher realms.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Quartz - Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color:  Deep, grape purple with white striping in a V-shaped pattern
Location: Africa, Brazil, and India
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The Chevron is also a V-shaped pattern in insignia, heraldry, flag design, road signs, architecture and construction

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Barite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Barite enhances friendship, harmony and love. It Initiates independence and motivation and is cathartic to the emotional self, allowing for release of trapped emotions and feelings, bringing calm and self-assurance. Barite assists in the renewal of intuitive energies, providing a strong, yet delicate connection to the spiritual world. A great piece for removing toxins from the body and to assist in recovery from addictions. Really nice pieces to use in healing work.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Throat
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: BaSO4 Barium Sulfate
Hardness: 3-3.5

Physical:
Color: Colorless, white, blue green, yellow to gold, shades of red
Location: Germany, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Bastnaesite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

"These cherry coke colored crystals are here to share information from ancient earth cultures, as old as mother earth herself.  This is a crystal that carries the energy of wood nymphs, fairy realms, and mystical forests.  Bastnaesite (also spelled Bastnasite) helps to achieve a profound connection with every aspect of nature.

Bastnaesite is especially helpful for those who heal with herbs and other plant medicines.  It will aid in absorption of information as one studies these healing modalities. The piece I held, showed me a cottage, deep in a dense wooded area.  Inside, a small, gray haired lady, a well respected herbalist/alchemist concocting medicinal herb remedies.

Bastnaesite crystals are for those who want to deepen their connection, or to reconnect with Mother Earth.  Bastnaesite will physically ground you to the absolute core of Mother Earth.  If you have a somewhat difficult time getting or staying grounded, this piece is definitely for you!

There is a revolution of sorts going on in our culture right now.  The "Green" movement has inspired a life of simplify, a "back to basics" mentality, working with the gifts that nature provides and a return to responsible living.  Working with Bastnaesite will enhance this passion and share valuable information in the process!

Bastnaesite works specifically with the root chakra in a very powerful way.  It enhances our survival skills and basic, common sense instincts.  Use Bastnaesite to ease physical trauma and help to heal from traumatic experiences. Bastnaesite will assist with blood and blood related issues."  Crystal Communication by Kristi Huggins


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Root, Varies by Color
Astrological signs: All
Vibration: 6, 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 4 - 4.5
Chemical Composition:  (Ce, La, Y)CO3F Cerium Lanthanum Yttrium Carbonate Fluoride.

Physical:
Color:  Translucent to opaque crystals vary in color from pale white, to tan, gray, brown, yellow and/or pink
Location:  Angola, Brazil, Canada, China, Malawi, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, USA, Vietnam, Venezuela
Rarity:  One of the more common rare earth carbonate minerals

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Black Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Black Agate, like all black stones, is a grounding and protective crystal. It gives a calming peace that helps those during a period of bereavement. Black Agate gives inner strength to move on and is also very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households. This calming stone will keep one steady when faced with practical decision-making or when doling out ‘tough love’.

Physically, Black Agate alleviates problems of the bones and joints, mobility issues and pain of the shoulder or neck.  It keeps the body in balance, especially as one ages.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color: Black
Location: Brazil, Africa
Rarity: Common

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Black Jasper   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Black Jasper (also known as Basanite) is great for the lower chakras, making it an excellent stone for grounding the energies of one who may be experiencing spaciness. This property can greatly help those with a lack of emotional and/or physical stability. Black Jasper is also good for connecting one's higher vibrations to the earth, helping with manifestation work.   Black Jasper is exceptionally cleansing and can bring support during a healing crisis. It also makes an excellent scrying stone.

Physically, Black Jasper eases pain, helps in the healing process during hip/joint replacement, balances the body’s mineral intake, and restores one after a prolonged illness or surgery.

Jasper comes in a wide variety of colors.  A type of Chalcedony, Jasper is a protective, nurturing stone that absorbs and transmutes negative energies.  Jasper is often used for balancing the subtle bodies and aligning the Chakras.   This Jasper crystal is a great aid for those seeking to bring practicality into their life, but not boredom.  Jasper promotes vitality and perseverance, and can boost energy when one is running particularly low.  By working with multiple colors of Jasper on their corresponding Chakras, one can experience the unifying effect offered by this family of stones.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s):  Aries, Scorpio
Vibration: Number:  6
Planet – Earth; Element - Water

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2  - Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color:  Black
Location:  Africa, Brazil
Rarity:  Uncommon
Fun Fact: Black Jasper is sometimes referred to as Blackstone.

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Black Kyanite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Black Kyanite aids in the manifestation of vision and clairvoyance. Full of healing energy, Black Kyanite is a favorite among energy healers, and is especially helpful in body layouts. Black Kyanite can be placed on any chakra to send healing energy to any tears or holes in the chakras and the aura. Its fan shape can help to sweep away any unwanted energies.

Black Kyanite can also help to open the lines of communication between people. Keeping a piece with you can help out in situations of conflict or misunderstanding.

Use Black Kyanite for grounding during a chakra alignment or meditation. Black Kyanite works with all Chakras, focusing most on the Root Chakra. Many crystal healers like it because it can be grounding and energizing at the same time. Black Kyanite is an excellent meditation tool. Meditating with Black Kyanite can help one to come up with important insights resulting from exploration of the subconscious mind. Often used to explore past-lives, Black Kyanite can also help one to anticipate how current actions affect future lives.

In general, Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements and meditation. Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body. Kyanite clears and calms you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall. Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Aligns All
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra, Aries
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Kyanite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 4.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Steel gray to black, most commonly in the shape of a fan
Location: Austria, Brazil, India, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Relatively common
Fun Fact: Kyanite is used in the manufacture of spark plugs and other heat-resistant ceramics.

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Black Obsidian   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Black Obsidian is an opaque volcanic glass, whereas the translucent variety is called Apache Tears. Black Obsidian is sometimes known as the “wizard stone”, because it has been used in magical practices since the ancient times. It is a protective stone, often worn to guard against negativity, demanding people, hostile entities and geopathic stress.  It eases tension, especially in the home and can protect against electromagnetic fields. 

Use Black Obsidian during meditation to find a creative way through problems. It is helpful in developing intuition and grounding you to the earth, releasing negative energies that result in restlessness, irritability and nervousness.  Place a piece of Black Obsidian near a nervous pets’ bed to help it feel less frightened and skittish. Black Obsidian is very helpful after trauma, especially sexual assault or domestic violence.   

Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities that do not belong.  It offers release from tension and enables one to move forward in his/her life, with a more promising outlook.

Physically, Obsidian often points to the root cause of an illness. It clears the blockages that cause disease.  Use Obsidian for detoxifying, alleviating bleeding, increasing blood circulation, and helping with the pain associated with arthritis and other joint discomfort.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 1

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Hardness: 5 - 5.5

Physical
Color: Black
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Black Obsidian is a “one-person-stone”; it is not generally given as a gift.

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Black Onyx   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making.

Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.

Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2- Silicon Dioxide w/carbon and iron
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color: Black in color. Some Onyx also displays banding or ribbons against a black, brown or reddish brown background and is more accurately described as Sardonyx.
Location: Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Onyx comes from the Greek word "onyx", which means nail of a finger or claw.

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Black Spinel   ( Sep 05, 2013 )

Spinel comes from the Latin word, “spina”, which means “spine” and describes the sharp, needle-like formations that create Spinel crystals.  Most Spinels were originally mistaken for precious gems, such as Rubies and Sapphires.

Black Spinel is a protective stone that repels negativity and grounds the user.  Use Black Spinel to get rid of anger and resentment, replacing them with more effective ways of communicating.  Black Spinel gives one inspiration and a better sense of empowerment, without overwhelming others.

Physically, use Black Spinel for detoxifying the body.  It can heal the body as a whole, but is often helpful for the bladder, intestines, and female reproductive system. Use Black Spinel to help with leg disorders as well as problems associated with the lymphatic system.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Scorpio
Vibration:  Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Family: Oxides
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  8
Chemical Composition:  MgAl2O4 - Magnesium Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color:  Black
Location:  Sri Lanka, India, Africa, Madagascar
Rarity: Fairly Common
 

Black Tourmaline (Schorl)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Black Tourmaline is a protective stone which repels and blocks negative energies and psychic attack.  Black Tourmaline also aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space.  Black Tourmaline will cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.   

A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is also great for grounding.  It balances, harmonizes, and protects all of the Chakras.  Use Black Tourmaline to protect against electromagnetic "smog" (i.e. cell phones, computers, etc), radiation, noise sensitivity and other such disturbances.  Black Tourmaline can be used as an aid to remove fear and boost self-confidence.
 
Black Tourmaline has a calming effect when needed, grounding flighty or scattered energies into the earth.  Those who face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and/or OCD can work with Black Tourmaline to help heal these issues.  Carry a piece of Black Tourmaline in your pocket to increase physical vitality throughout your day.  Meditation with Black Tourmaline can enhance the integration of insights and visions into one's daily life.

Physically, Black Tourmaline helps to strengthen the immune system, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and detoxify the body.  Black Tourmaline is very helpful when dealing with illnesses of the lungs such as bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and Pleurisy.  Black Tourmaline is a must for any medicine bag and is great for body layouts.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 3 & 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Tourmaline
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition:  NaFe3(Al,Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4, Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Hydroxide.
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Bluish-black to black, sometimes brownish-black, rarely greenish-black.
Location: World wide including Brazil, Germany, Namibia, Russia, UK, and the USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Other members of the Tourmaline Group include Elbaite, Uvite, Buergerite and Dravite.

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Bloodstone   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Bloodstone is a powerful healing stone used for thousands of years for its healing properties.  It is often used to purify and detoxify the body.  Great at grounding negative energy and cleansing the body, Bloodstone brings love into any situation and helps ground the negative energies surrounding that issue.  Bloodstone assists in enhancing the functions of the mind, bringing clarity and understanding to subjects that were unfamiliar.

Bloodstone has been used to increase energy and strength.  It removes energy blockages, which in turn, creates a smooth and constant energy flow throughout the body.  Bloodstone can help to enhance intuition and creativity, and can be used to combat fatigue, irritability and confusion.  It is good to keep a Bloodstone in any place that needs its energy cleansed.

Physically, Bloodstone is an energy cleanser, purifying the blood and detoxifying the liver, kidneys and spleen.  It benefits all blood rich organs and regulates blood flow.  Bloodstone cleanses lower chakras, realigning the energies.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Libra, Pisces
Vibration: Number(s) 4 & 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Medium to deep green
Location: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Russia,  USA,
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Legend says that Bloodstone was first formed at Christ’s crucifixion by drops of blood staining the stones at the foot of the cross.

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Blue Apatite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Blue Apatite energetically acts as a hunger suppressant.  Simply wear or carry a piece with you throughout the day.  Blue Apatite also eliminates blockages and returns the body to balance.  Blue Apatite can cleanse the aura of cluttered energies, bringing a renewed sensation to the body.  Blue Apatite is a good stone to help balance the chakras, as well as the energies of Yin and Yang.  

Blue Apatite enhances manifestation of ideas to reality and facilitates getting results.  It has traditionally been associated with humanitarian efforts and teaching.  Blue Apatite is also known for bringing clarity of mind and expansion of insights, and is especially helpful when diligent study is needed to uncover the truth.

Blue Apatite enhances communication and self-expression on all levels, making this a great stone for teachers.  Blue Apatite encourages openness and ease in social situations, a quality that makes it especially useful for autistic children.  Blue Apatite acts as a good balancer of energies, emotions, chakras, and subtle bodies, as well as the male and female aspects of the self.

Blue Apatite can help to effectively work within the dream state to form solutions to perplexing problems.  Those who are overemotional can benefit from Apatite's ability to highlight logical solutions and induce calm states of mind.

Blue Apatite can help to develop psychic gifts and connect the user to higher levels of spiritual guidance.  Use Blue Apatite to deepen and maintain focus in meditation.  Blue Apatite can also initiate, stimulate, and/or increase the development of psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance and clairaudience.
    
Used at a physical level, Blue Apatite will focus healing energy on the body's systems, glands, meridians and organs.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Family: Apatite
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl), Calcium (Fluoro, Chloro, Hydroxyl) Phosphate
Hardness: 5

Physical:
Color: Blue, also found in Green, Reddish Brown (aka Ruby Apatite), Yellow, Purple, Pink
Location: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Russia, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Apatite is the mineral that makes up the teeth in all vertebrate animals as well as their bones.

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Blue Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Blue Aventurine can help with addictions, large and small, by allowing spiritual energies to come into the Third-Eye and Throat Chakras, to be processed by the subconscious mind. This action enables one to understand that the addiction is a symptom of a deeper problem, and that it is an attempt to fill a void better soothed by spiritual development.

Blue Aventurine can be used to help overcome selfishness, childishness, and passive-aggression. Blue Aventurine is helpful to those who find themselves stuck in an immature state of development, by clearing old, stagnant energies, and opening one up to inner growth and spiritual work.

Blue Aventurine helps to maintain inner peace despite chaos happening in one‘s environment. Meditating with Blue Aventurine can help one to develop and work with intuition and empathy, and to explore psychic abilities that may have been repressed in the past. Placing Blue Aventurine in a pillowcase for weeks or even months can allow it to slowly pass its higher vibrations into the subconscious mind of the user.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Fuchsite/Mica
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Medium to dark Blue with inclusions of Fuchsite/Mica
Location: Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means, by chance.

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Blue Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Calming Blue Calcite soothes frayed nerves and lessens anxieties. A gentle stone to use when recuperating, Blue Calcite facilitates physical healing by clearing negative emotions and encouraging rest and relaxation. Blue Calcite can also work as a natural sedative after an emotional trauma, such as the death of a loved one.

Use Blue Calcite with the Throat Chakra to facilitate calm communication. It amplifies energy in the Throat Chakra, allowing clear communication, especially among differing or opposing points of view. Working with the Third-Eye Chakra, Blue Calcite can enhance or activate the intuition and inner sight. Blue Calcite also aids memory and learning, and helps students retain their lessons. Meditating with Blue Calcite can promote an optimistic point of view by helping one to see the perfection of the Universe.

Physically, Blue Calcite lowers blood pressure and may help to dissolve pain on all levels. Gently soothing the nerves and lifting anxieties, Blue Calcite releases negative emotions. Blue Calcite can absorb this emotional energy, filter it, purify it and then return positive, healing energy back to the sender.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Throat
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Cancer
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 3

Physical:
Color: Pale to Medium Deep Blue
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Blue Chalcedony   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

All Chalcedonies are thought to absorb negativity and promote harmonious emotions, but Blue Chalcedony is often used during public speaking.  Working with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, Blue Chalcedony is believed to facilitate an exuberant vibe from a speaker to an audience. Blue Chalcedony can be used when facilitating telepathic communication, as well as communication with other realms.

Carry Blue Chalcedony when in need of relief from depression or an immune system boost. Blue Chalcedony has a special connection with the Angelic Realm. Blue Chalcedony is said to enhance creativity in any endeavor. Blue Chalcedony can bring a sense of generosity to the holder, imparting more joy into one's life centered around service to others. Soothing, calming Chalcedony is great for promoting a sense of peace and joy. As a member of the Quartz family, Chalcedony carries similar properties, such as cleansing, healing, and balancing. Chalcedony helps to relieve one of negative emotions, bringing a greater sense of overall happiness into one's life.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Blue
Location: Austria, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Blue Chalcedony is the state gemstone of Nebraska.

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Blue Fluorite   ( Mar 21, 2013 )

Blue Fluorite helps to amplify healing potential by tightly focusing brain activity. Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Fluorite aids in orderly communication of intuitive insights. When used with the Third Eye Chakra, Blue Fluorite enhances spiritual awaking and clear communication between the physical and spiritual planes, which can enhance clairvoyance and clairaudience.  The calm, serene energy of Blue Fluorite brings inner peace.

Use Blue Fluorite when dealing with those who seem to be “brutally honest”, as it will soften any negative words. Blue Fluorite can also help lessen arguments both at home and at work, thus speeding up the process of clearer communication.

Physically, Blue Fluorite eases inflammation and illness of the throat and ears, improves the immune system, helps with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and can help with improving speech for those who have suffered brain trauma or illness.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Capricorn
Vibration:  Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Halides
Family: Fluorite
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  4
Chemical Composition:  CaF2  - Calcium Fluoride

Physical:
Color:  Blue, sometimes with banding
Location:  Germany, UK, Italy, USA, Switzerland, China, Brazil
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: When viewed under ultraviolet lighting, Fluorite turns fluorescent and will glow in the dark, hence its name.

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Blue Goldstone   ( Feb 07, 2013 )

Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles; the additions of cobalt, manganese or chromium result in the deep, shimmery Blue Goldstone.  It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century.  And, because glass is made from quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community.

The sparkles of Blue Goldstone are reminiscent of stars in the night sky.  Use Blue Goldstone to make a wish.  Keep a piece with your resume or at your work desk to increase job opportunities or better advancements in your career. Blue Goldstone is a favorite of actors, performers and media types to gain that “big break” to fame. Blue Goldstone is a helpful aide for children who are afraid of the dark.

Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing. 

Physically, Blue Goldstone eases headaches/migraines, helps with eye ailments such as glaucoma or tunnel vision, and alleviates allergies derived from pet dander or dust.

For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:  https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Throat, Crown, Third-Eye
Astrological Sign:  Sagittarius
Vibration:  Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide (in this case, man-made glass) with infusions of metallic copper crystals, cobalt, manganese or chromium

Physical:
Color: Deep Blue                                                                                                 
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Blue Jade   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Contributing serenity and harmony in any situation, Blue Jade can help with emotionally charged issues.  In general, Jade is said to be a stone of wisdom and can be used to help one approach a situation from a different perspective.  Using Blue Jade will help to still the mind which allows one to see solutions where they couldn't be seen before.  Many use Blue Jade to help achieve slow progress in a situation that originally seems insurmountable.  Another benefit of using Blue Jade is the finding ability to accept and find peace in those issues that cannot be changed, so that you can release them and move on.

Blue Jade can be used during meditation to either bring your subconscious to a floating state in the sky, or to a deeper, calmer state of being in the peaceful ocean depths.  Blue Jade can bring deep spiritual knowledge from the unconscious higher self into one's waking consciousness, via communication from the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras down into the Throat Chakra.  Wear or carry Blue Jade to help with issues needing your focused attention.  Blue Jade can help end confusion, bringing clarity of mind and inner peace.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 9 & 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Jadeite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Na(Al,Fe)Si2O6, Sodium Aluminum Iron Silicate
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color:  pale to medium shades of blue
Location: Burma, Guatemala, Turkey, USA
Rarity: Somewhat common
Fun Fact: From the Spanish, piedra de ijada, "stone of the side," because its supposed to cure kidney ailments if applied to the side of the body.

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Blue Kyanite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Blue Kyanite is especially good for working with the Throat Chakra and communication issues. Blue Kyanite helps to speak one’s truth with clarity, making it a great stone for public speakers and performers. Blue Kyanite is also useful for healing throat and voice ailments. Blue Kyanite also facilitates an alignment of all the subtle bodies, creating a larger and stronger aura.

An excellent Third-Eye Chakra stone, Blue Kyanite can pull very high vibrations in through this chakra to be processed as messages from other realms. It can also transfer a high vibration, allowing for an opening of psychic abilities, especially during meditation. Blue Kyanite can also be used to promote lucid dreaming and astral travel.

In general, Kyanite aligns all of the chakras, and can be used to open them as well. Kyanite also aligns all layers of the aura. This makes Kyanite an excellent choice for any type of balance or energy work.

Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements and meditation. Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body. Kyanite clears and calms you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall. Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye; Aligns All
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates                                                                                                   
Family: Kyanite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate. The blue color is due to trace amounts of Iron and Titanium substituting for Aluminum
Hardness: 4.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep blue
Location: Austria, Brazil, India, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Raw Kyanite is quite common, the gemmy, transparent/translucent variety less so
Fun Fact: The name Kyanite is taken from the Greek word "kyanos," meaning “blue”.

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Blue Lace Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful metaphysical healing stone that is great for activating and healing the Throat Chakra. Blue Lace Agate enhances verbal communication and expression. It is both a grounding and spiritual stone, allowing one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality.

Blue Lace Agate is a very supportive stone, promoting the acceptance of one’s emotions. This calming stone can help those who may be feeling depressed or worried, and is believed to bring peacefulness. Blue Lace Agate is also used for dissolving repressive blocks that inhibit expression. Writers can use Blue Lace Agate to help with articulating inspired ideas. Put a piece of tumbled Blue Lace Agate in your pocket when speaking in public! Placed in the home, Blue Lace Agate helps to de-stress and keep family members from arguing.

Physically, Blue Lace Agate relieves insomnia, eases sore throats as well as tension headaches, and helps with high blood pressure.

In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.

Metaphysical:
Chakras: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological signs: Gemini, Pisces
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 6-7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color: Pale Blue with the appearance of fine white, delicate bands that look very much like lace.
Location: Namibia (original Location), India, Brazil, Uruguay, United States
Rarity: Relatively easy to acquire with recent new finds
Fun Fact: Blue Lace Agate is the State Gem Stone of Nebraska.

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Blue Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

A helpful aid in any issues requiring diplomacy, Blue Quartz is a soothing and calming stone, bringing a relaxing, peaceful vibe to any situation.  Many use Blue Quartz to cleanse the aura and to clear away even the toughest energy blockages.  By focusing in on the Third-Eye Chakra, Blue Quartz can help one to connect to higher realms and work with ascended beings, and brings great clarity to psychic visions and enhances dream work.  

Blue Quartz enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness by balancing the Throat Chakra and enhancing communication between upper and lower Chakras.  Using blue quartz also helps to improve one's communication skills, including not only communication with others, but also communication from the higher self into the 3D self.  Physically, blue Quartz is said to enhance the immune system and encourage proper function of the Lungs, Heart, Throat, and Eyes.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological signs: Gemini
Vibration: 44

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color: Pale to medium Blue with very small Tourmaline, Rutile, or Zoisite that reflect blue light
Location: Austria, Brazil, USA
Rarity: Common

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Blue Sapphire   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace.  Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition.  Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.

Blue Sapphire helps to promote dreams and dreaming, astral travel and the subsequent retention/remembrance of information and wisdom brought back into waking consciousness.  Blue Sapphire increases/enhances intuition, mental clarity and spiritual power, all of which can assist in personal and spiritual growth.  A stone of spiritual healing and spiritual truth, Blue Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source.  This makes Blue Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.

Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Sapphire enhances vocal healing modalities such as chanting.  Blue Sapphire also facilitates self-expression, communication, and speaking your Truth.  Blue Sapphire fosters loyalty, commitment, and fidelity, making it useful in relationships both romantic and professional.  Use Blue Sapphire to remove/release blockages that may be holding one back from their spiritual growth.

Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history.  There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests. 

Physically, Blue Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress.  Blue Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Blue, Ceylon Blue, Bluish/Purple, lavender
Location: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Pakistan, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Prince Charles chose a blue Sapphire for Princess Diana's engagement ring.

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Blue Spinel   ( Jan 30, 2013 )

Spinel comes from the Latin word, “spina”, which means “spine” and describes the sharp, needle-like formations that create Spinel crystals. Blue Spinel gets its coloring from inclusions of Cobalt and Iron.

Blue Spinel, through its work with the Throat Chakra, enhances communication efforts, often bridging the gap between generations.  Blue Spinel is a bringer of joy and hope, often giving us a renewed sense of enthusiasm and accomplishment, especially when trying - and failing – to kick a habit. It is said to be a good luck stone, and can aide in business success.  Blue Spinel increases intuition and psychic abilities may become more pronounced.

Physically, use Blue Spinel for detoxifying the blood.  It can heal the body as a whole, but is often helpful for throat, eye, and gum disorders. Blue Spinel relieves burns, lessens fevers and improves memory. It increases stamina and energy levels and, as such, is a wonderful stone for the elderly because of its gentle nature.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Throat
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration:  Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Spinel
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  7.5-8
Chemical Composition:  MgAl2O4 - Magnesium Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color:  Deep Cobalt Blue
Location:  Sri Lanka, India, Africa, Madagascar
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact:  Blue Spinel is often mistaken for Blue Sapphire.

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Blue Tiger Eye   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Blue Tiger Eye (also called Hawk’s Eye, Tiger's Eye, Tigereye) is a very soothing stone as it aids in reducing stress, increasing calm and easing anxiety. Shimmery Blue Tiger Eye can illuminate issues that may have been difficult to see otherwise. Blue Tiger Eye helps to open, clear and align the mid to higher range chakras, which will assist in speaking with clarity and acting from a place of integrity.

Blue Tiger Eye works extremely well with the Throat and Third Eye chakras, providing insight into internal conflicts and emotional or mental issues. Blue Tiger Eye brings a "go with the flow" attitude, aiding in relief from fears, phobias and hot tempers. Use Blue Tiger Eye to balance the male/female, Yin/Yang energies. Use Blue Tiger Eye to increase all forms of psychic abilities, especially clairvoyance, astral travel and remote viewing. Like all Tiger Eye, Blue Tiger Eye can be used in prosperity rituals around a candle, or in manifestation grids.

If you are nervous about giving a presentation or speaking in public, keeping a piece of Tumbled Blue Tiger Eye in your pocket can help relax your Throat Chakra, clear any blockages, and form a strong connection with the Third-Eye Chakra, allowing for easier access to the intuition. Because of its association with the Hawk, Blue Tiger Eye is especially helpful to ease one’s fear of flying. It enables one to expand their horizons, often leading to better opportunities.

Physically, Blue Tiger Eye encourages emotional balance, aids in fatigue and depression, cools an overactive sex drive, and heals on a metabolic level. It can also alleviate eye problems that deal with the inability to focus.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 4 & 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Blue gray to midnight blue with iridescent banding
Location: Brazil, Canada, India, Namibia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Blue Tiger Eye is what is known as "pseudomorphous". This means that blue Crocidolite (A type of asbestos) is replaced, during the growth process, by Silica (Quartz)

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Blue Topaz   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Blue Topaz carries all the attributes of Topaz, including providing emotional support, repelling negativity, and cultivating the knowledge that “all is as it should be”.  Blue Topaz can enhance relaxation and has been used as a protective amulet against psychic attacks and household accidents.  Blue Topaz is also a great meditation aid, allowing for wisdom from the higher mind to be assimilated by physical self.  The vibrant energy of Blue Topaz makes is an excellent companion when one needs to see their place in the universe and to understand the big picture regarding a particular issue.

Blue Topaz is related to the Thymus (Second Heart), Throat and Third-Eye chakras, and helps to attune to higher realms.  Blue Topaz aids in the expression of thoughts and feelings.  In addition, Blue Topaz is said to help you recognize your own truth, so you can see if you are indeed on your true path.  If you discover that you are off your purpose, Blue Topaz will gently remind you to forgive and let go, allowing you to joyfully re-emerge on your path with new found focus.

Blue Topaz is the perfect companion for pocket, crystal pouch or medicine bag.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Virgo
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Topaz
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Al 2 SiO 4 (F, OH) 3, Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide
Hardness: 8

Physical:
Color: Colourless, white, pale blue, light green, yellow, yellowish brown, or red
Location: World wide including: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Named after Topasos Island in the Red Sea.

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Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite)   ( Oct 13, 2013 )

Blue Tourmaline, also known as Indicolite, belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Elbaite is by far the most colorful group, including Indicolite (blue), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).

Blue Tourmaline is often used to enhance communication by enabling you to speak honestly and through the heart. It is a stone of compassion, and helps one to be more open-minded. Blue Tourmaline can open up communication with higher realms, and helps one find the cause of illness. By concentrating on the Third Eye, Blue Tourmaline can increase perception, intuition and psychic abilities. Like all Tourmalines, Blue Tourmaline is a metaphysically protective stone which is said to balance and harmonize the chakras.

Physically, Blue Tourmaline eases insomnia and helps relieve problems associated with the eyes, throat, larynx, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. It can also balance fluid in the body and eases bladder and kidney ailments.

In general, Tourmaline can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure, which is a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact one’s energy field. Tourmaline is very grounding and helpful in releasing stress and tension.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 6, 55, 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Tourmaline family (more specifically Elbaite); Borosilicates class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Na(Li, Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3 (OH)4, Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Various shades of blue to blue/black
Location: Brazil, Pakistan
Rarity: Uncommon
Fun Fact: Elbaite was named after the island of Elba, Italy                                              

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Botswana Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Botswana Agate can help those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed so that they can let go (release) and heal. Many feel that Botswana Agate has an anti-depressant quality. It can be helpful for those who are struggling to be genuine in their lifestyle, as it promotes an understanding of the need for deeper meaning. Botswana Agate stimulates the exploration of the unknown and furthers ones quest toward the enlightened state.

Carry Botswana Agate to promote creative ability in any project or goal. Botswana Agate encourages one to find solutions rather than focusing on negative aspects of daily challenges. Crystal healers like to use Botswana Agate for its soothing and calming qualities. Botswana Agate energizes the auric body and encourages eternal and constant love by bringing in the energies of Universal and Unconditional Love. Botswana Agate is a reminder that we are love and compassion in action.

In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Sacral
Astrological signs: Scorpio, Gemini
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 6-7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color: Gray, Pink, Apricot, w/fine white parallel banding
Location: Botswana, Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Most often found in the form of nodules (similar to Geodes); you don't know what surprise is inside until opened.

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Brazilianite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Brazilianite fosters healthy relationships, both at home and at work. It is especially useful for parents of teenagers, as it enables better interaction between parent/child and helps those who have difficulty saying “no” and imposing rules.  Brazilianite enhances creativity and self-expression without relying on others’ approval. It is useful in the decision-making process, allowing us to take chances to reach our dreams, without relying on others.

Physically, Brazilianite eases sunburn, heatstroke and skin disorders. It relieves fevers, travel sickness and nausea. Use Brazilianite for the regulation of hormones and ease disorders of the urinary tract.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide
Hardness: 5.5

Physical:
Color: Colorless, Green/Yellow, Yellow
Location: Brazil, USA
Rarity: Relatively new find in limited locations

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Brecciated Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Brecciated Jasper is a stone of strength and vitality.  It can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to a previously scattered event, experience or life in general.  Brecciated Jasper stimulates the base and sacral chakras in addition to cleansing and stabilizing the auric field.  Brecciated Jasper removes negativity from any space, returning it to its original source.

Brecciated Jasper is also used for overcoming sexual guilt or shame, can calm sexual aggressiveness as well as aiding in sexual compatibility.  Use Brecciated Jasper as a worry stone to take advantage of its calming and nurturing properties.  Brecciated Jasper also promotes dream recall.

A detoxifying stone, Brecciated Jasper promotes health and healing/recovery from illness.  Brecciated Jasper is a wonderful grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed when it comes to the task of organization.  Brecciated Jasper can also help in developing creativity and finding adequate outlets for the expression of this creativity.  While it is said that Brecciated Jasper can stimulate the rise of the Kundalini, it has a tendency to add stability to this energy.

In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”.  It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life.  Jasper reminds people to help each other.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2 + Fe, O) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Iron Oxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Red with white veins or streaks
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: "Brecciated" is defined as material (Red Jasper in this case) that was broken at some time during its growth.  During the healing process, whole quartz formed in the previously broken veins.  The final product is a rusty red stone with white streaks and web like patterns.

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Bronzite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Bronzite returns negative energy back to the sender so that they may learn and understand from their actions. From Judy Hall's The Encyclopedia of Crystals ISBN 1-59233-266-8 we learn that, "Bronzite is a protective and grounding crystal, helpful in discordant situations where you feel powerless and in the grip of events beyond your control. Bronzite restores composure and assists in keeping a cool head.  Bronzite is a  'stone of courtesy' that strengthens nonjudgmental discernment, pinpoints your most important choices, and promotes decisive action.  Bronzite allows you to simply 'be', entering a dynamic state of nonaction and nondoing."


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign: Leo
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Pyroxene
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Also known as: A variety of Enstatite
Chemical Composition: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Hardness: 5.5-6

Physical:
Color: Tan to deep chocolate brown with golden/bronze schiller
Location: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greenland, South Africa, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Common

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Brookite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Brookite allows one to "go with the flow" of the moment. Assists one in withstanding what they perceive may be an intolerable situation. Attracts and retains energy, energizing the chakras, energy fields and/or environment. Allows one to find their hidden energy and to supplement the energy forces of other crystals and minerals.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign: Cancer
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Brookite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: TiO2 Titanium Oxide
Hardness: 5.5-6

Physical:
Color: Dark Brown, Black, Green/Black, Red/Brown
Location: Austria, Russia, Switzerland, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Brown Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Brown Calcite is an excellent crystal to keep on hand, especially for those who seem to repeat mistakes; it breaks the pattern so the wearer can make better decisions.  It is useful in keeping the balance, especially at home or at work.  Golden Brown Calcite protects the user from negative energy and brings about a sense of peace.  It is also used as a prosperity stone.

Calcite is also known as the "stone of the mind”. Calcite heightens mental discernment and analysis, increases memory and learning abilities. Calcite is THE stone for students and academics, and can be indispensable at helping students to retain their lessons. Calcite is also useful during times of mental adjustments and disagreements. Calcite can show you a new way to look at a situation, easing you away from old outdated thought patterns that may be in the way of new ideas. The simplest forms of Calcite are pure white, but the presence of other compounds during formation can create beautiful colored Calcite.

Physically, all Calcites allow for the absorption of calcium into the body, and therefore are beneficial for those who suffer from bone and joint disorders, such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Golden Brown Calcite also balances the metabolism and enhances vitality.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Scorpio
Vibration: Number:  8
Planet –Neptune; Element – Water/Earth

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  3
Chemical Composition:  CaCO3 – Calcium Carbonate

Physical:
Color:  Honey, Amber, Reddish-Brown
Location:  Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Buddstone   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Buddstone is a trade name for a mottled green stone related to Verdite. Buddstone is sometimes called “South African Jade” as it is only found in that location. Buddstone enhances stamina and patience, especially for those caring for the elderly or children. It encourages a sense of well-being in the face of adversity and allows us to be self-sufficient.

Physically, Buddstone is said to relieve migraines, headaches and menstruation pain. It is helpful for the elderly or those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Use Buddstone to ease symptoms of diabetes, hypoglycemia and vertigo.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign: Virgo
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Fuchsite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Na(Al,Fe)Si2O6 Sodium Aluminum Iron Silicate
Hardness: 4-7

Physical:
Color: Mottled Green, Green/yellow, Green/Black
Location: South Africa
Rarity: Uncommon-currently found in only one location

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Bustamite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Bustamite can be used in the removal of energy blockages and in realigning the energy channels. It can be used to activate and clear the heart chakra. Bustamite provides a calming influence during stressful situations/activities. Used in meditation, it provides a safe and sacred place where the soul is honored and the inner being can feel the perfection of health, harmony and the congruity of the universe. Conducive to dream state, stimulating the state of awareness. Provides access to angelic beings in the purity of light. A very powerful stone for energy work.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign: Libra
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Pyroxenoid
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (CaMnSi2)6  Manganese Calcium Silicate
Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Pale to medium Pink, Red/Brown
Location:  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany,  Russia, South Africa, UK, USA
Rarity: Uncommon by itself, however Bustamite is found in combination with a variety of other stones including Rhodonite and Sugilite.

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Cacoxenite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

"One of the most beautiful formations of this brown tufted mineral occurs within amethyst.  When in Amethyst, it is said to instill the concept of new things and new ideas to be brought forth. Provides a new mode of creativity and  thought.  This is a stone of ascension and is being used by many during the planetary alignments, world meditation and full and new moons. It can assist to increase spiritual awareness during these times and transfer healing energy to the Earth. Used in holistic treatments, it allows one to recognize all of the relationships between each integral part of the body, mind and emotion. Promotes healing and cellular renewal."Love is in the Earth-A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody ISBN 0-9628190-3-4


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye,  Crown
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Fe24(AlO6)(PO4)17(OH)12 - 75H2O Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Oxide Hydroxide
Hardness: 3-4

Physical:
Color: Yellow, golden-brown, brown, reddish-yellow, greenish-yellow
Location: France, Germany, Sweden, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Calcite is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser. The purifying energy of Calcite cleans out stored negative energy from a room, the body, etc. Use Calcite to remove old energy patterns and to increase personal motivation and drive. Calcite is also a good choice for distance healing work, because it amplifies the energy being sent.

Calcite is also known as the “Stone of the Mind”, heightening mental discernment and analysis, and increasing memory and learning abilities. Calcite is THE stone for students and academics. Calcite is also useful during times of mental adjustments and disagreements. Calcite can show you a new way to look at a situation, easing you away from old, outdated thought patterns that may be in the way of new ideas.

Physically, Calcite has been associated with the bones and joints, and balances the amount of calcium in the body. Calcite can also help to improve the body's absorption of important vitamins and minerals.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 3

Physical:
Color: Colorless, White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, Black, Brown, Grey
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Carnelian   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Used in ancient times to protect the dead in their journey to afterlife, Carnelian helps to calm the fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life. Carnelian is a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Wearing or carrying Carnelian can enhance vitality and will, providing higher energy needed when approaching new projects and dreams.

Mentally, Carnelian focuses analytical capabilities, and aids meditation by allowing deeper concentration and keeping out interrupting thoughts. Carnelian is useful in making decisions by keeping us focused on the here and now and not on past experiences. Carnelian calms anger and grounds you in reality, while keeping you aware of unconditional Love permeating the Universe. Carnelian encourages initiative and determination.

Physically, Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids in male impotency, increases appetite, alleviates problems of the liver, bladder, kidneys and spleen. It can help with PMS as well as anxiety associated with sexual anxieties.

On the home front, Carnelian is useful to keep on hand, especially for the do-it-yourselfer, to prevent accidents. It is also used to protect the home from theft, fire and storm damage.

Please Note:  Although Carnelian may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Carnelian as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

Cleanse and charge your Carnelian by holding it under running water, and then placing it in the sun.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Cancer, Leo
Vibration: Number 5 & 6
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide w/ inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale orange to reddish brown
Location: Brazil, Germany, India, Scotland, Slovakia, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Hot wax does not stick to Carnelian.

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Cavansite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Powerful energies sometimes come in tiny packages and Cavansite literally explodes with intense, vibrant energy. The teal to deep blue/green color comes at an important time in our growth, as it corresponds with the Thymus or second heart chakra. Many are discovering the joy of this special little friend, as it embraces humanity and oneness. We are all part and parcel of Universal love, the divine within each of us. Cavansite helps us to remember that we are all connected to something powerful and pure.

Cavansite is very helpful in raising our own energy vibration, which allows meditation, dreams, channeling work and healing to come easily and effortlessly. It opens our heart centers allowing information to flow through us without the chatter of the mind interfering. It is also a reminder that what comes from the heart is truth.

Cavansite helps us to speak from our heart with clarity. It would be very helpful to those who are involved in teaching, healing, and instruction. It also would be beneficial to those who have a hard time standing up in front of others as it generates a calm and confident demeanor.

With a sparkle like the stars, Cavansite reminds us that we are stars in our own right--perfect and pure in the divine love of the Universe.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Thymus, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Ca(VO)Si4O10(H2O)4 Hydrated Calcium Vanadium Silicate
Hardness: 3-4

Physical:
Color: Teal (Green/Blue), Turquoise Blue
Location: Brazil, India, New Zealand, USA
Rarity: Rare due to limited locations

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Celestite (Celestine)   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Celestite, also known as Celestine, is revered for its high frequency and Divine energies, and is known as a powerful healing crystal. Celestite has been called a “teacher for the New Age", as it will connect one with the Angelic realms, allowing for the free-flow of these higher frequencies into the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras, and also down into the Throat Chakra for expression.  Bringing mental calm and clarity in the midst of any chaotic circumstance, Celestite can allow one to easily flow through a traumatic period and still come out on top.

Celestite can relieve stress, anxiety and obsessive behaviors. It is a perfect piece to carry for those who are singers, actors or speakers, as the energy will alleviate any type of stage fright or nervousness. Celestite gives courage to those who suffer from agoraphobia (fear of crowds) or public speaking. It can be beneficial for shy or timid children to try new experiences. Celestite brings harmony and balance, and will assist the holder in finding and maintaining inner peace. Its ability to heighten divine intuition makes Celestite especially useful for Reiki practice.

A stone for peace and harmony, Celestite has the potential to bring these qualities into daily living. Celestite is a great facilitator for deep states of meditation, helping to calm the mind and open it to communication from the higher realms. Celestite is a perfect companion to use during dream time. It will assist in recalling not only the dream, but also the specific details of the dream. Information imparted during the dream state will also be recalled with perfect clarity.

Physically, Celestite sends energy to the organs of the higher chakras, aiding the healing of disorders such as brain imbalances, cellular disorders, and ailments of eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Celestite can also act as a detoxifier and pain reliever.

Please note that Celestite is very fragile, and should be handled carefully. Do not keep these clusters in direct sunlight, as their color will fade. Recharge Celestite by wrapping the stone in a soft blue cloth and setting it in a drawer or box for up to two days.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra
Vibration: Number 2 & 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Family: Barite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Sr(SO4) Strontium Sulfate sometimes with the addition of Calcium or Barium
Hardness: 3-3.5

Physical:
Color: Blue, Brown, Colorless, Green, Gray, Red/Orange
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Named from the Greek "cœlestis," for celestial, in allusion to the faint blue color of the original specimen.

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Chalcedony   ( Mar 07, 2013 )

Chalcedony is, essentially, a group of cryptocrystalline quartz minerals that form in masses (sometimes in geodes), that may be opaque or translucent, depending on various inclusions. Varieties of Chalcedony include Agate, Carnelian, Aventurine, Jasper, Onyx, Bloodstone and Chrysoprase.  Chalcedony gemstones usually come in Blue, Pink, Red or White, while varieties are almost any color of the rainbow.  Soothing, calming Chalcedony is great for promoting a sense of peace and joy.  Chalcedony helps to relieve one of negative emotions, bringing a greater sense of overall happiness into one's life.

All Chalcedonies are thought to absorb negativity and promote harmony. Chalcedony is a stone of Brotherhood.  It promotes group stability, alleviates hostility, increases physical energy and balances the body, emotions, mind and spirit.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Varies with Color
Astrological signs: Cancer, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color: Blue, Pink, Red, White
Location: Worldwide including India, Madagascar, Burma, Brazil, Mexico, USA
Rarity: Common

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Chalcopyrite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

This colorful, iridescent crystal is composed of Copper Iron Sulfide, an ore of Copper, and gets its coloring from oxidation of the crystal’s surface.  Chalcopyrite is a stone of creativity, flexibility and innovation.  Use Chalcopyrite to find new friendships as well as lost items.  It can be beneficial for those whose lives have become mundane by increasing the creative processes and stimulating new ideas. It is the merging of Iron’s affinity with Venus (beauty) with Copper’s relation to Mars (power) that Chalcopyrite can benefit those in the fashion, media, and sales industries, as well as those starting a new fitness regimen or martial arts program.

Chalcopyrite helps us deal with fears of failure and poor self-esteem. It enhances communication with the Universe and helps with mediation.  Chalcopyrite can shield the wearer from the effects of lengthy medical treatments (such as chemotherapy) or repeated surgical procedures.  It is a detoxifying stone and may also help with inflammation, fevers, bronchitis and brain disorders.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Taurus
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfides
Family: Pyrite
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Chemical Composition: CuFeS2 - Copper Iron Sulfide
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: Bright to brassy Gold (brighter than Pyrite). When acid washed, colors may appear as blues, greens, golds, and pinks
Location: Worldwide including Chile, Europe, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common

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Champagne Aura (Smokey Aura) Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Champagne Aura Quartz activates and connects the Sacral Chakra through to the Crown Chakra.  Champagne Aura  helps to ground higher spiritual ideas into physical reality.  Meditating with Champagne Aura Quartz  can help when working on an issues that rival between the spirit, mind, heart, and instincts, by resolving the conflict that often occurs. Using Champagne Aura Quartz can reconcile all these different perspectives so that the whole solution is achieved.  Carry Champagne Aura Quartz when called to fulfill altruistic purposes.

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Metaphysical:
Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: All
Vibration: 5, 7, 11

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide Lab Enhanced using Gold and Indium as a bonding agent

Physical:
Color: Pale to Medium Brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Champagne Tourmaline (Dravite)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Champagne Tourmaline, commonly called Dravide, Dravite or Brown Tourmaline, is a gorgeous, cola-colored variety of Tourmaline that, many times, when held up to a light source, reveals a transparent to semi-transparent golden hue.

Champagne Tourmaline is great for grounding, clearing and opening the Root chakra as well as cleansing and aligning the aura. If you feel uncomfortable in a crowd, carry a piece of Champagne Tourmaline with you, as it will put you at ease. Champagne Tourmaline can help with family issues, including the dysfunctional family. It helps to promote practicality and stability. Placing a piece of Champagne Tourmaline in a room can help to emit the collective understanding vibration out to anyone nearby, making for a more peaceful atmosphere once issues are addressed. Issues that have been buried will come to the surface, so be prepared to deal with and resolve these issues.

Physically, Champagne Tourmaline can help to stimulate physical regeneration of ailing or diseased organs, including intestines and skin. Use Champagne Tourmaline to assist in detoxifying the body and the removal of blockages.

In general, Tourmaline is a fundamental metaphysical stone of our age. Tourmaline can help one to "get in touch" with the self, and to be able to accept that self. By aiding in the balance of the two hemispheres of the brain, Tourmaline can assist one in becoming a whole person, who attracts prosperity and happiness into one's experience.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 2 & 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates/Borosilicates
Family: Tourmaline
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: NaMg3(Al,Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4, complex Sodium Magnesium Iron Boro-Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Pale brown to dark-brown to brownish-black, also dark-yellow.
Location: Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Dravide (Dravite) Tourmaline is so named for the river Drau (in Latin, Drave), on which the type locality is situated.

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Charoite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Charoite is a wonderful, spiritual stone teaching and guiding us on how to live in the "Now".  It is a stone of acceptance and insight. Charoite provides healing on all levels- physical, emotional and spiritual.  Physically, Charoite removes/transmutes negativity and overcomes obsessive/compulsive behaviors.  Emotionally, Charoite helps to face and release fear.  Spiritually, this "Stone of Transformation" enhances past life visions, supports your life path, and grounds the Spiritual self into every day reality.

Charoite is a stone of service and altruism, reminding us that Service to All is the realization of Connection to ALL. It opens the Heart so that love can clearly be seen and deeply felt.  Meditating with Charoite will help to raise your vibration and hold you in a state of "no mind".  You may also see clearly, life lessons that were "self inflicted" in order that you may gain further insight into the experience.  Placing Charoite on your Third Eye Chakra can also help to access knowledge during the dream state.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown Chakra
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 7

Geological
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 5
Chemical Composition: K(Na,Ca)11(Ba,Sr)Si18O46(OH,F)-nH2O Hydrated Potassium Sodium Calcium Barium Strontium Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride

Physical
Color: White, hues of Purple including, but not limited to, Lavender, Lilac, and Violet
Location: Russia
Rarity: Uncommon

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Chevron Amethyst   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Chevron Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst is a combination of Amethyst and White Quartz, mixed together in a V-striped or banded pattern.  Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst.  This symbiotic combination of minerals lends itself to a wonderfully spiritual stone, which is great for gently removing the veils that obscure some of the hidden meanings in life.

Chevron Amethyst is one of the best stones to work with the Third-Eye, enhancing both intuition and physical vision on all planes of existence.  Use Chevron Amethyst to help remove resistance to change, and to dissipate and repel negativity of all kinds.  Chevron Amethyst creates a strong healing field around the user, and as such, is a good choice to cleanse the aura and to enhance the immune system.

Crystal healers work with Chevron Amethyst for its psychic energies and for its ability to clear and strengthen the aura.  Chevron Amethyst can amplify energies needed for manifestation and works well in grid work.  Chevron Amethyst is also said to deepen the meditative state, enhancing the quality and frequency of visions and inspiration from higher realms.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Quartz - Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color:  Deep, grape purple with white striping in a V-shaped pattern
Location: Africa, Brazil, and India
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The Chevron is also a V-shaped pattern in insignia, heraldry, flag design, road signs, architecture and construction

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Chiastolite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite that contains a black cross pattern when seen in a cross-section.  It is also known as the Cross Stone.  In ancient China where it originated, Chiastolite was a symbol of the four cardinal points (north, south, east, west), and when placed in the center of the home, will fuse chi energy and radiate it outwards, thus welcoming health and harmony.

Chiastolite is a protective stone, often worn to guard against negative energies, curses and the like.  It encourages creative thinking and problem-solving by getting rid of old thought patterns that have been keeping us from moving ahead.

Physically, use Chiastolite to help with nerve damage, muscle weaknesses, rheumatism and gout. It can aide those who are debilitated by stroke or other paralysis.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Sacral, Root
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 3, 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Crystals of Andalusite (Al2 SiO5, Aluminum Silicate) containing cross-shaped inclusions of carbon.
Hardness: 6.5-7.5

Physical:
Color: Brown with Black cross inclusions; sometimes Green
Location: Australia, Russia, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Chrysoberyl   ( Sep 09, 2013 )

Chrysoberyl, despite its name, is not related to Beryl, which is a silicate. Chrysoberyl is, in fact, an oxide. There are three types of Chrysoberyl: the golden, yellowish-green variety that is faceted into jewelry; the chatoyant variety known as Cat’s Eye or Cymophane (usually created into cabochons), and the most rare variety that changes color from green in ultraviolet light to red in artificial light known as Alexandrite.

The golden-yellow, often uncut Chrysoberyl is most widely used in healing.  It is said to help one identify the nature of an illness and whether or not the healing should be conventional medical help or spiritual, or both. Chrysoberyl lets us strive to do our very best, often increasing our standards. It is often helpful for those who “follow the crowd” to stand apart and be their own person and find their own way.  Chrysoberyl is also a prosperity stone and luck-bringer.

Physically, use Chrysoberyl for intestinal disorders, celiac disease, and ulcers. It can also help with exhaustion, food allergies, eyesight (especially at night), and weight loss.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s):  Gemini, Leo
Vibration:  Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Family: Oxides
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness:  8.5
Chemical Composition:  BeAl2O4 - Beryllium Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color: Yellow, Green, Honey, Brown
Location:  Sri Lanka, Brazil, Myanmar, Russia, and Madagascar
Rarity: Fairly Rare
 

Chrysocolla   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Chrysocolla is a very peaceful stone. It is soothing and calming in times of stress, bringing about a gentle release. Chrysocolla gently draws off negative energies of all kinds and is especially helpful during transitional times, such as breakups and job loss, among other similar situations. By the same token, Chrysocolla can help calm the emotions and bring understanding to discordant relationships.

Chrysocolla is a wonderful piece to use, on a daily basis, as a support stone. It helps to face challenges and changes with ease. Chrysocolla inspires creativity, inner balance and self-awareness. Chrysocolla can be used where feelings of anger, guilt and blame are present. It will gently assist in the awareness and understanding of this process and will bring in the energies of forgiveness, love and joy.  Chrysocolla is a powerful stone because it aligns all chakras with the Divine.

Chrysocolla is a tranquil stone. Chrysocolla can be used with the Throat Chakra, where it helps with wise communication, or with the Heart Chakra to balance and strengthen, helping one to learn how to live from the truth of the Heart. It can also be used to open and activate the Thymus, or Second Heart Chakra. Chrysocolla has been used with the Third-Eye to enhance meditation, bringing visions and knowledge of the sublime into conscious awareness.

At home, use Chrysocolla to guard against obnoxious neighbors, unwanted phone calls and emails. It is helpful, especially for the elderly, to ease feelings of fear when living alone. 

Physically, Chrysocolla can help heal ailments of the lungs, back, and stomach. It alleviates rheumatism, arthritis and painful joints. It oxidizes the blood and helps with proper lung function. Chrysocolla also helps with high blood pressure, insulin production, thyroid problems, PMS, healthy fetal development and labor pains.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Throat, Thymus (Second Heart) Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Virgo, Taurus
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chrysocolla (Mica Group)
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (Cu,Al)2 H2Si2 O5(OH)4·nH2O Hydrous Copper Aluminum Silicate. More often than not, Chrysocolla is found as a secondary mineral to Malachite, Azurite, Shattuckite and/or Turquoise.
Hardness: 2.5-3.5

Physical:
Color: Green, bluish green, blue, blackish blue, or brown
Location: Angola, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Russia, UK, USA, Zaire, Zambia
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: In its gemmy state, Chrysocolla is known as Gem Silica

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Chrysoprase   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Chrysoprase helps one to connect with altruistic feelings, which when acted upon, tend to attract higher vibrational experiences into daily living.  Chrysoprase opens and activates the Heart Chakra, allowing for a stronger flow of Chi through this Chakra.  By sending Divine energies into the Heart Chakra, Chrysoprase can infuse one with Universal Love and help to live from the Heart. 

A stone of grace and compassion, Chrysoprase facilitates deep meditation and relaxation.  Use Chrysoprase to encourage acceptance of oneself and of others, by banishing feelings of superiority or inferiority from within. Chrysoprase can also be used as a loving and supportive stone during experiences of deep loss.

Chrysoprase is known for bringing hope into dire situations, and is excellent for breaking negative cycles.  It can help to initiate great inner growth, especially when used during meditation.  Carrying Chrysoprase in the pocket can be beneficial for those needing to release fear and bitterness.

Physically, Green Chrysoprase can be used to treat disorders of the heart and to increase dexterity.  Lemon Chrysoprase, also called Citron, can be used to assist in the assimilation of Vitamin C, treat reproductive organs and increase fertility.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral (Lemon), Solar Plexus (Lemon), Heart (Green), Throat (Green)
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Nickel
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale minty green to apple green. Also a yellow variety called Lemon or Citron Chrysoprase.
Location: Australia, Poland, USA
Rarity: Considered the rarest form of Chalcedony. Gem Grade quality more difficult to find.
Fun Fact: Chrysoprase was used in ancient times by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians to craft jewelry and other ornamental objects

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Citrine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Sunny Citrine has a joyful vibration that transmits outward to those nearby, making it ideal for any setting.  Working with Citrine can help one to overcome depression, release anger, and learn effective communication skills.  Citrine can activate one's imagination, bringing more creative visions to a clearer mind.  It can enhance one's optimism in any situation, bringing a more positive outlook into the conscious and subconscious mind, which allows one to step into the flow of things with better results.  Citrine is often credited with attracting synchronicity by opening the mind to new ideas, discerning which are most likely to succeed, allowing those to develop, and following through with them to their happy conclusion.

Powered by the Sun, Citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes.  Highly protective, Citrine makes a great tool for transmuting negative energy.  Citrine heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth.  Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse all Chakras.  Citrine will help support the energy of a family environment at work or at home.

Physically, Citrine can support and enhance healing for the spine, the digestive and elimination organs, and the metabolism.  Citrine can facilitate detoxification and stimulate circulation.  Often used for chronic fatigue, Citrine has a reputation of being able to increase energy and drive.  This property can also help those who are trying to lose weight, by encouraging one to be optimistic about achieving their goals.

Please Note:  Although Citrine may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Citrine as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

NOTE: There are two types of Citrine on the market. The first, most common variety is heat treated in order to obtain a bright golden yellow/orange color. Heat-treated or "enhanced" Citrine is a very popular and useful stone. The intensity of the color brings an additional intensity to the stone itself.

The second type of Citrine is natural Citrine. This Citrine has not been enhanced in any way; in fact, it is the same color as it was coming out of the mine.  Natural Citrine, which is a pale, golden color, is not as abundant as its "enhanced" counterpart.  Natural Citrine provides for powerful healing on many different levels and carries a cleaner, smoother vibration.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Crown, Cleanses ALL
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Aries, Libra, Leo
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale Yellow, Golden, Amber
Location: Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, USA
Rarity: See NOTE above
Fun Fact: The gemstone Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912.

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Clear Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.  Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.  Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention.  Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.  As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth.  Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras.  Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.

In natural form, Clear Quartz Points radiate their energies outward, into the surrounding environment.  Clear Quartz can be programmed with intention and kept in a central place to emit its helpful energies.  Quartz Points naturally form in a 6-sided (hexagon) shape.  The Sacred Geometry of a 6-sided Clear Quartz Point contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations.  Quartz Points are wonderful crystals to use with any type of meditation or energy work, including Reiki, table work, and Energy Grids.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is not the only mineral composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide. There are no less than eight other known structures that are composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide.

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Cleavelandite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Cleavelandite, a tabular, plated variety of Albite, assists in focus when a profound change and/or circumstances are present, helping to embrace the change and move safely through it. Cleavelandite can help to uncover the gifts and tools that are available to help in growth and life's journey.

Cleavelandite helps to focus on positive, life affirming changes that will come out of facing difficult challenges. It assists in releasing the emotional scars of abandonment, rejection and betrayal.

Physically, Cleavelandite can assist in easing the symptoms of puberty and menopause. It is a support crystal for those who have suffered heart attacks or stroke.

Cleavelandite's thin, ultra pale, tabular sheets are sometimes interspersed with other minerals such as Mica, Lepidolite or Tourmaline.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Triclinic
Hardness: 6-6.5
Chemical Composition: NaAlSi3O8 Sodium aluminum silicate

Physical:
Color: White
Location: Brazil, Burma, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Madagascar, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common

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Clinozoisite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Clinozoisite is an excellent crystal to use when detoxing the body, especially when the body has gone through any type of radiation. Clinozoisite works primarily with the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, enhancing emotional clarity, support, bonding, nurturing and loyalty.

Clinozoisite helps to ease the pain of a broken heart (heartache). It allows clarity and understanding.  Work with Clinozoisite to find a place of forgiveness (of self and others) and to move forward stronger and more self-empowered.  Clinozoisite can ease stress and tensions in time of crisis.

As a member of the Epidote Group, Clinozoisite will share some of the same metaphysical properties as Epidote such as balancing and stabilizing the body's energy flow, enhancing the healing and/or recuperative process, increasing vitality, and enhancing feelings of optimism and hope.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 3, Master Number 66

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: Colorless, Green, Gray, Light Green, Yellow Green
Location: Worldwide including Brazil, China, India, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Copal   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Copal unites the energizing force of the sun with the grounding, transmutive properties of earth.  A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Copal draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels.  Copal aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing.

Copal opens and cleanses all of the chakras.  Highly protective, Copal also aids in the manifestation of ideas to reality.  The life force trapped within Copal promotes fertility, and its protective and environmental clearing properties make it a good stone to use to prepare a healing or birthing room.

Use Copal with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase confidence, mental clarity, and creative self expression.  Copal is perfect for your pocket or for selected energy work.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 2, 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids - Tree Resin
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 2-2.5
Chemical Composition: (C10H16O) Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen

Physical:
Color: Butter Yellow, Pale yellow, Golden
Location: Asia, Burma, Columbia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, Romania, Venezuela, Wyoming,USA and the Dominican Republic.
Rarity: Copal is much more common than aged Amber
Fun Fact: More accurately called "Copalite", a generic term used for organic resins that are not old enough to have polymerized sufficiently to become full fledged Amber.

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Copper   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Copper is helpful for balance, communication, and synchronicity.  Copper is a great conductor of energy and is useful for all types of spiritual purposes.  Many use Copper to balance the Chakras and Meridians.  Powerful wands can be fashioned using crystals and Copper tubing or wire.  Connecting with the crystals, Copper can smoothly transmit their energies to the holder, communicating knowledge from higher realms to the conscious and subconscious mind.

Copper is a popular tool for healing and works with all of the Chakras to pull in energies from higher realms into the physical world.  In healing, Copper works to bring those higher energies into every cell for the remembering of the original state of perfection. 

Physically, Copper supports the tissues and red blood cells.  It is commonly known that Copper has been used in bracelets to help those with Arthritis and Bursitis.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Elements
Family: Copper
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: (Cu) Copper
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Copper to Copper Red with metallic lustre, tarnishes to Black or Green in air
Location: Copper can be found World Wide including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: The Statue of Liberty is covered with 200,000 pounds of Copper sheeting.

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Cymophane (Cat's Eye)   ( Sep 09, 2013 )

Cymophane, or Cat’s Eye, is the chatoyant variety of Chrysoberyl, which contains inclusions of rutile along the parallel axis, creating the appearance of a cat’s eye. Chatoyancy in French literally means “cat’s eye”.  One of the most striking attributes of Cymophanes is that, when turning the stone, the “eye” seems to be moving.  There are, however, other crystals with similar properties, but these are lower-grade and often called with names of their associated gems, such as “ruby cat’s eye”, or “quartz cat’s eye”. Almost all Cymophanes are cut into cabochons in order to preserve the moving cat’s eye effect.

Cymophanes, or Cat’s Eyes, have long been stones of protection, often being used as talismans to protect the wearer from the “evil eye”.  Cat’s Eyes are luck-bringers and yes, protect the user from mishaps and accidents (this author likes to compare it to a cat always landing on its feet! -S. Acone). 

Use Cat’s Eye to increase your perceptions of others’ intentions and enhance your own intuition.  It is a prosperity stone, often increasing its strength in bringing financial success over time, which is why some people wear the same piece of Cat’s Eye jewelry for many years. 

Physically, Cat’s Eye will help with eye disorders and enhance vision, especially at night. It can also regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels and is said to alleviate headaches and mobility issues.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces
Vibration:  Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Family: Oxides
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness:  8.5
Chemical Composition:  BeAl2O4 - Beryllium Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color: Yellow, Green
Location:  Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar
Rarity: Fairly Rare
Fun Fact:  Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, gave an engagement ring with a Cat’s Eye gem to his betrothed, thus causing the gem to increase significantly in popularity at the end of the 19th century.

Dalmatian Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Dalmatian Jasper (also known as Dalmatian Stone) is a wonderful stone to work with for those who are overly analytical. It helps the over analyzer to ground and center all bodies (physical, emotional, intellectual, etc) to maintain balance and connection (working with) with the etheric energies. Dalmatian Jasper is a stone of service. It can be used by those in the Veterinary field to calm and soothe animals that are hurt and scared. It is a stone of service for all, reminding us that we can make a difference, no matter how small or large the act.

Dalmatian Jasper helps to harmonize the emotions and assists in maintaining composure, even under the most difficult circumstances. Dalmatian Jasper is a wonderful piece to use when you want to review and reflect on past actions and decisions, so if a similar situation has presented itself, you will be prepared to make a more informed choice.

Dalmatian Jasper cleanses the aura and any other dysfunctional energies, dispels/transmutes negative energy (due to the black Tourmaline inclusions), and protects the user from harm. Use Dalmatian Jasper when you are feeling down and out. It will restore a sense of fun and childlike wonder- a true pick me up!


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Complex
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Complex - A Quartz/Tourmaline Trachyte
Hardness: 5-7.5

Physical:
Color: Gray/White, Tan
Location: Mexico
Rarity: Common

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Danburite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

One of the highest vibration minerals currently found, Danburite “connects the heart of the mind with the mind of the heart".  Highly spiritual and sought after for its metaphysical properties, Danburite is a powerful Heart Chakra stone, relieving emotional pain and increasing acceptance of one’s self and of others.  Danburite will help you to “let your light shine".  The pure love energy of Danburite brings serenity and peace.

Gentle yet powerful, Danburite also works with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.  Danburite stimulates the Higher Crown Chakras, connecting the Heart to these Higher Chakras, and aids in communication with Angels and Guides.   Danburite is a good stone to have around during times of extreme change, and eases the transition of those leaving the physical human form.  Danburite can help heal old deep wounds, as well as clear past Karma.

A piece of Danburite in your pocket can ease stress and bring calm in difficult situations.  Danburite is a good choice for anyone who is highly focused in the mental body (like academics and engineers), opening the heart and easing reconnection and balance with the emotional body.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Topaz
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (CaB2SiO2O8) Calcium Borosilicate
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Clear to colorless, Pink, Yellow, Blue/Gray, Brown
Location: Bolivia, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Russia, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Danburite's original mine location is now buried under the city of Danbury, Connecticut.

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Dioptase   ( Mar 07, 2013 )

Dioptase can help to relieve mental stress, allow for complete relaxation, and enhance the meditative state. It can be used to clear and stimulate all chakras to the higher level of awareness and action, bringing an invigorating and refreshing energy to the physical, emotional and intellectual bodies.

Dioptase is an excellent stone for furthering spiritual attunement. It stimulates past life memories, promotes prosperity on ALL levels and is very beneficial in eliminating perceived “lack”.  Dioptase can be used to balance the yin-yang energies and aligning the chakras with the ethereal plane.

Dioptase is healing of body and mind. Dioptase can help ease the pain/hurt of grief, abandonment, betrayal, and heartache. Physically, Dioptase can be paired with Red Aventurine to help those who have been diagnosed with Cancer. Dioptase can also ease migraines and headaches, addictions, high blood pressure, heart and liver issues as well as pain and fatigue.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Phenacite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 5
Chemical Composition: CuSiO3H2O -  Hydrated copper silicate

Physical:
Color: Deep forest to emerald Green
Location: Chile, Congo, Czech Republic, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, USA
Rarity: Uncommon due to limited quantity and locations

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Double Terminated Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Double Terminated Quartz Points can absorb, amplify and emit energy from both ends at the same time, making them a great stone for cleansing and balancing the Chakras.  Use Double Terminated Quartz as a bridge between any two things - two energy points, two chakras, two people, two places, - or between Spirit and Matter.  By simultaneously absorbing and emitting energy in both directions, Double Terminated Quartz Points can help you to be a part of the “flow” of life, avoiding stagnation.

Double Terminated Quartz Points can be used to amplify energy and intention, and protect against radiation.  Use Double Terminated Quartz Crystals with the Third Eye to increase telepathic abilities.  Many people like to use Double Terminated Quartz during meditation for enhancing psychic abilities, visualization, or lucid dreaming.

In general, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.  Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.  Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention.  Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.  As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth.  Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras.  Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is not the only mineral composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide. There are no less than eight other known structures that are composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide.

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Dumortierite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Dumortierite is a stone of support, as it helps with those who may feel less than confident in thought and idea.  It also assists in staying true and in standing up for one's self.  It is a perfect stone for families.  For children, Dumortierite helps to reduce excitability and stubbornness.  For parents, it is an excellent stone for calm and patience.

Dumortierite is a wonderful Throat Chakra stone.  It is a stone of communication and can stimulate the verbalization of ideas.  Dumortierite is also a wonderful stone to use when feeling scattered, unfocused and disorganized.  It will help to enhance the energies of orderliness, self discipline and organizational abilities.

Dumortierite brings a feeling of relaxation, calm, and harmony, and can be used to reduce stress-related conditions like headaches and tension.  Stamina is increased by Dumortierite, and the stone can help make unpleasant, monotonous tasks easier to bear.  Dumortierite also provides strength and support when dealing with conditions of dis-ease.

Dumortierite offers soothing vibrations that encourage patience with the natural order of the Universe.  This action can help one to remain in a state of allowing, accepting that the process of manifestation may work more slowly at times.  Dumortierite also promotes an understanding of karma and forgiveness, especially self-forgiveness.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Dumortierite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (Al7O3)(BO3)(SiO4)3 Aluminum Borosilicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Medium to deep blue, violet, pink, brown
Location: France,  Madagascar, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Frequently referred to as Blue Desert Lapis. In fact, in China, some Dumortierite has been used as an imitation Lapis Lazuli in carvings.

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Emerald   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Emerald is associated with the Heart Chakra and blissful love.  It is, without doubt, the strongest example of the healing green ray energy.  Use Emerald to bring love, loyalty, unity and wisdom to your life.  In groups of two or more people, Emerald can encourage bonding, and strengthen communication and understanding, helping each person to adequately express themselves without offending others.  Emerald is believed to enhance memory and mental clarity.  Meditating with Emerald can help one to connect to Divine Love, open the heart to accept all things in life as gifts, and acquire the ability to discern when others are speaking the truth or not.

Emerald can help to open up psychic abilities, and enhance one's ability to notice and manage synchronicities.  Emerald is often used to attract prosperity to the owner, strengthening the courage to follow your heart’s wisdom to its logical outcome and allowing for the amplification of hope and encouragement.  Emerald can help you clarify and strengthen your intention for a positive outcome.  Emerald can help maintain faith in the knowledge of Divine perfection.  Emerald reminds one that the Universe will always provide.

Emerald's focus on the Heart Chakra makes this a wonderful healing crystal.  Emerald assists in recovery from illness, and provides support during chronic conditions.  Specifically, Emerald has a detoxifying action on the liver, and can send higher healing vibrations to the lungs, heart, and spine.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Gemini, Aries
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Beryl
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: (Be3 Al2 Si6 O18) Beryllium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Various shades of Green
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Ukraine, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common, High quality Gem Grade highly sought after
Fun Fact:  Emerald's precious green color is caused by small amounts of Chromium and enhanced by traces of Iron.

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Enhydro   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

The Enhydro is a Quartz crystal with a pocket of fluid, carbon or gas within the crystal itself.  The fluid can be very old and more than likely very pure. Any members of the Quartz family,  Amethyst, Citrine, Rock Crystal, Rose Quartz or Smoky Quartz, can display an Enhydro.  Elestial Crystals most often are the type of crystal that will house an Enhydro.

The Enhydro will assist one in recognizing and/or understanding the true feelings of another, supporting the empathetic nature.  It contains a life sustaining energy, assisting in healing in many ways.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All Chakras
Astrological sign(s): All Signs
Vibration: Number 44

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color: The Enhyro material can be a Clear liquid, a speck of Black carbon, or a colorless gas bubble
Location: Varies
Rarity: Not common

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Epidote   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Epidote will enhance the energy of whatever it touches, including other stones.  Epidote increases perception and interaction with spiritual beings, and brings spiritual growth.  Epidote is a great stone for releasing negativity and raising one's vibrational energy.  It is helpful for those stuck in modes of depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking pattern.  Epidote can inject a sense of hopeful optimism into one's emotional body, helping to bring the mind into a higher vibration.  Crystal healers like to work with Epidote for its ability to clear congestion and energy blockages in the physical and subtle bodies.  Epidote will help to balance and stabilize the energy flow in the body.  Epidote is also used to help dissipate tumors by releasing stagnant energies in the area.

Epidote is an excellent stone for attunement with nature and her healing qualities.  It puts forth a simple, calming, grounding, “back to Earth” vibration, which is particularly good for those living in a high energy, city setting.

On a more physical level, Epidote’s ability to increase energy is useful in strengthening the physical body.   Epidote facilitates a more complete assimilation of nutrients.  Epidote stimulates the immune system, aids in the healing process, and is a great stone to use for physical recovery.  Epidote increases personal power, clears the emotional body aura, and even increases memory, making it a helpful when looking for lost object.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Epidote
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Ca2(Al,Fe)Al2O(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)) Calcium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 6-7

Physical:
Color: Green (Pistachio green, yellow green to brown green), Brown, Black
Location: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The green color found in Unakite is in fact inclusions of Epidote

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Faden Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Faden Quartz are Tabular (Tabby) Quartz Crystals that have a milky white thread-like line of growth running edge to edge through the crystal.  Tabby Quartz is said to be excellent for transmitting energy and thought that contains a wealth of information relating to our Planet Earth.  Faden Quartz are easily programmed and should be thoroughly cleansed of all previous programs when first received.  If one is feeling weak or ill, Faden Quartz will fill holes in the aura and the Etheric body.  Faden Quartz is a strong healing crystal, helping wherever there are disconnections involved, such as in cases of broken bones, torn ligaments, or any time there is a severing of parts.  Energetically, Faden Quartz will make the connections, allowing for healing to commence.  Tabular Crystals are believed to be activators for other crystals. 

These great healers can work the same way for relationships, if it is for the greater good.  If a split is meant to be however, meditating with this crystal will help mend the mind and heart, enabling understanding and healthy resignation.  The thread that runs through the Faden Quartz is symbolic of the cord that connects the holder to another person.  In this way, this crystal can facilitate better communication between people and enhance the relationship.

This crystal is also a great aid for those who are seeking Truth. It can also be used to enhance telepathic activities.  Faden Quartz can assist to achieve a deepened meditative state, which can also bring great insights into the unknown.  Meditating with these higher vibration stones can facilitate attunement with the Earth's energies and communication with higher realms.

Many Tabby Quartz, Faden included, have a type of notch located along the edge of the crystal.  It is said that rubbing this notch with the fingernail can provide information and insight to the holder. 


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Aries
Vibration: Number 2 and Master Number 88

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White are most common.
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, France, Pakistan, Russia, USA
Rarity: Uncommon, but not rare
Fun Fact: "Faden" is a German word which literally means "thread".

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Fancy Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Many people get confused between Agate and Jasper, mostly because they are both Chalcedony’s, comprised of cryptocrystalline quartz, with the same chemical composition (SiO2).  How do you tell Fancy Agate apart from Fancy Jasper? If you hold a light up behind each one, the Agate will appear more translucent than the Jasper.  Both contain a variety of colors, hence the “fancy” in their names. Agates, however, have banding in their colored patterns.

Agate is formed with bands of microscopic quartz crystals. Agate is a grounding stone as well as a spiritual stone, allowing for one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps it to have a lasting impact.

Physically, Agate helps the immune system, supports the eyes, eases gastrointestinal troubles, and reduces varicose veins.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Root
Astrological signs: Libra, Capricorn, Gemini, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 6-7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color: Multicolored
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Fancy Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Known also as the "Stone of Tranquility", Fancy Jasper can help those who are having trouble focusing and/or concentrating, and can bring calm to overactive emotions, clearing the way for rational ideas to come through.  The quiet colors of lilac, mauve, cream and green give Fancy Jasper a particularly soothing energy, especially of the mind. 

Fancy Jasper can also facilitate the ability to focus on the NOW, instead of worrying about the future or feeling guilt about the past. It can enable one to enjoy life and have fun doing so.  Physically, Fancy Jasper helps with detoxifying the body and increasing blood circulation. It can also alleviate stomach ailments.

Jasper comes in a wide variety of colors.  A type of Chalcedony, Jasper is a protective, nurturing stone that absorbs and transmutes negative energies.  Jasper is often used for balancing the subtle bodies and aligning the Chakras.   This Jasper crystal is a great aid for those seeking to bring practicality into their life, but not boredom.  Jasper promotes vitality and perseverance, and can boost energy when one is running particularly low.  By working with multiple colors of Jasper on their corresponding Chakras, one can experience the unifying effect offered by this family of stones.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s):  Aries, Scorpio
Vibration: Number:  6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2  - Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color:  Lilac, Mauve, Green, Red
Location:  Africa, Brazil
Rarity:  Fairly Common

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Feldspar (Family)   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Feldspar is the name given to a group of silicate crystals that include Moonstone, Labradorite, Sunstone, Albite, Amazonite, and Orthoclase, among others. Because of the sheer variety of Feldspars, they are often associated with contending with life’s changes and, as such, are beneficial for those who have difficulty coping. Those who are often pessimistic can carry/wear a piece of Feldspar and be able to see things in a more positive light.  Feldspars often increase self-esteem, which can often lead to opening us up to realize our goals.

Physically, Feldspar can alleviate skin disorders and improve muscle function.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Varies by Type
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number: 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Monoclinic or Triclinic depending on type
Hardness:  6
Chemical Composition: KAISi3O8 – NaAISi3O8 – CaAI2Si2O8

Physical:
Color: Pink, White, Grey, Green, Brown, Orange
Location: Italy, China, Turkey, Thailand
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact:  Feldspars are used in the production of ceramics.

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Fluorite   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy.  When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.  Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination.  A popular stone among energy healers, Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies.

Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation.  Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing.  Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation.  Due to its powerful ability to absorb negative energies, Fluorite should be cleared often.

Physically, Fluorite is known to strengthen bones and teeth, and ameliorate the pain associated with arthritis.  Fluorite is also used to enhance mental functions by balancing the chemistry in the brain.

In addition to the general metaphysical uses of Fluorite, there are unique properties associated with the  different colors of Fluorite.  Rainbow Fluorite exhibits a combination of these properties.

Green Fluorite aids access to intuition.  Green Fluorite can ground and absorb excess energy, including environmental energies.  Use Green Fluorite to cleanse and renew the chakras. Wonderful healing piece! Vibrates to the number 2.

When used with the Third Eye Chakra, Blue Fluorite brings spiritual awaking and clear communication between the physical and spiritual planes.  Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Fluorite aids in orderly communication of intuitive insights.  The calm, serene energy of Blue Fluorite brings inner peace. Vibrates to the number 2.

Purple Fluorite stimulates the Third Eye Chakra and brings some common sense to psychic intuitions.  Use Purple Fluorite when you want to really focus on the expression of Spirit, and communicate precisely its messages. Vibrates to the Master Number 77.

Yellow Fluorite brings understanding and manifestation to intuitions.  A stone of unity, Yellow Fluorite harmonizes group energy and enhances creativity. Excellent detox stone!  Vibrates to the number 9.

Use Clear, colorless Fluorite with the Crown Chakra to bring about a merging of personal and spiritual energies.  Clear Fluorite aligns all of the chakras, and helps you see what is holding you back in your spiritual evolution. Vibrates to the number 2.
 

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 7 and 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Halides
Family: Fluorite
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: CaF2 Calcium Fluoride
Hardness: 4

Physical:
Color: Clear to Colorless, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Reddish Orange, Pink, White, Brown, Rainbow (a combination of one or two more colors)
Location: Worldwide including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Spain, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Fluorite is the most popular mineral for mineral collectors in the world, second only to quartz.

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Fuchsite   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Fuchsite is the emerald-green variety of Muscovite (a form of Mica). The presence of Chromium is what gives it the green coloring. 

Fuchsite is a mineral of rejuvenation and renewal. Fuchsite helps spark the joy and sweetness of our inner child; reminding us that the vitality of youth, no matter what the age, is an attitude of heart and mind. Emerald Fuchsite assists in the process of clearing/healing the various levels of consciousness, helping to achieve mental/emotional balance, tranquility, and a deepened sense of compassion, understanding and acceptance. The energy of Fuchsite is such that, when combined with other crystals, will intensify said energy. This is a perfect crystal for those who are healers.

Fuchsite is a stone especially helpful for those who need to keep schedules, without feeling overwhelmed. It is a good crystal for those who seek guidance from angels, faeries and other spirit guides.

Physically, Fuchsite enhances tissue and cellular regeneration, improving one’s recuperative abilities and enhancing the immune system. It can alleviate symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome, spinal alignment problems, and muscle flexibility. 


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Libra
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Mica
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 2-3
Chemical Composition: KAl3Si3O10(OH)1.8F0.2 - Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride

Physical:
Color: Emerald Green
Location: India
Rarity: Common

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Fulgurite   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

The Fulgurite is a natural glass tube formed in sand or rock by a lightning strike. Metaphysically, Fulgurite enhances communication on the physical plane and strengthens the connection with other worlds and beings in those worlds. It Intensifies concentration and eliminates distractions. Fulgurite can also enable one to predict future events and can be used to enhance the abilities of a divining rod. They facilitate clairaudient experiences and may also be used to grid an area to enhance the energy for welcoming UFO landings.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Gemini
Vibration: Number 4, 6

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Fused Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 6.5

Physical
Color: Colorless, white, tan, gray, black, brown
Location: Germany, Japan, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common

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Galena   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Galena provides grounding and enhances the centering of one’s energies. It is a stone of harmony, stimulating interaction on all levels, and assisting in the decrease of self-limiting ideas. Promotes holistic, homeopathic and herbal medicine studies. Galena used to open pathways between the physical and ethereal bodies in order to allow for the alignment of energies and the stimulation of the nervous system.

Physically, Galena can assist in the detoxification process. Galena may also be used to reduce inflammation, enhance circulation and ease joint pain.

Caution: Galena contains Lead – do not use in elixirs and keep away from children/animals.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 22

Geological
Mineral Class: Sulfides
Family: Galena
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: PbS - Lead Sulfide
Hardness: 2.5

Physical
Color: Lead gray, silver gray
Location: Germany, Mexico, Peru, Russia, UK, USA
Rarity: Common


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Garnet   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

The flash and fire of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating dark places and dark souls.  Garnet is a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to its user, and helps lessen anger, especially toward oneself.  Garnet’s fire stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation.  Garnet will quickly “light a fire” under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.

Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them.  Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy.  Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty.  A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Garnet
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: Generally A3B2(SiO4)3
Hardness: 6-7.5

Physical:
Color: Almandine Garnet- reddish brown to brown; Andradite Garnet- Brown, Black or Green; Grossular-Colorless, Orange or Green; Pyrope-Dark Red to Ruby Red; Spessartine-Orange, Pink, or Ice Tea Brown; Uvarovite- Green
Location: Worldwide including Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada,, India, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, South America, UK, USA
Rarity: Most Garnets are common worldwide
Fun Fact: Garnet has been used for centuries by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective Talisman, by Hindu and Buddhist followers as a holy stone of enlightenment, as well as by Native North and South American Indian, Aztec, Mayan, and African Tribal cultures.

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Gold   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Gold is very conductive and regenerative.  It balances the energy fields and attracts positive energy.  Identified with Yin energy, Gold amplifies self confidence, will, and helps to recognize the positive qualities of others.  Gold can also be used in combination with gemstones to help increase their energies.

Gold’s long association with love and faithfulness have made it a popular choice for gifts.  Gold is said to bring wealth and happiness to its user.  Often associated with the Sun, Gold brings an understanding of nature.

Gold can be used to enhance sexuality and creativity, and is a great stone for those going through difficult situations, including poor health.  Those who are experiencing depression or lack of stamina can work with Gold to help improve these conditions, bringing a more positive energetic influence into one's life.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Elements
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: Au
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color:  Golden "Butter" Yellow, Pale Yellow, Orange, Yellow White, Reddish White
Location: Worldwide including Canada, Russia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Oceans are the greatest single reservoir of gold at Earth's surface, containing approximately eight times the total quantity of gold mined to date. However, the current cost of extracting it is more than the gold is worth.

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Gold Apatite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Gold Apatite is a high vibration crystal that helps to eliminate and/or purge dense, stagnant energy. It is helpful for those who tend to stuff their feelings, repressing anger, fear, etc. by allowing a gentle and gradual "letting go".  Gold Apatite works to help release the energy of victimhood. A good crystal to use when doing any type of past life recall or karmic work.
 
Gold Apatite is a wonderful crystal to use when working to balance the emotions, healing/removing blockages, and releasing old baggage/conditioning which may be holding one back from moving forward.  This crystal will offer support as that which no longer is needed, is released.  Gold Apatite can also help with issues of depression, lack of concentration, lethargy, and lack of motivation,etc.

Physically, Golden Apatite Crystals are excellent for counteracting arthritis and is even more effective when used in combination with a green colored mineral, such as Dioptase.  May specifically be used for any type of bone related issues or illness.  Gold Apatite also works in the area of the pancreas, liver and spleen.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Family: Apatite
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 5
Chemical Composition: Ca5(PO4)3(OH,F,Cl), Calcium (Fluoro, Chloro, Hydroxyl) Phosphate

Physical:
Color: Gold, Blue, Green, Reddish Brown (aka Ruby Apatite), Yellow, Purple, Pink
Location: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Russia, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common

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Gold Star Muscovite   ( Nov 21, 2013 )

Gold Star Muscovite

Named after the Muscovy province in Russia, Muscovite is the most common form of Mica. When the yellow variety of Muscovite forms a layered star pattern, it’s known as Star Muscovite, Gold Star Muscovite or Star Crystal.

Gold Star Muscovite, like all Muscovites, enhances self-confidence and the ability to listen to your intuition.  It enables quick-thinking and better communication of one’s feelings. Use Gold Star Muscovite when you need to make a major life change and help you to come to a final decision that is best for your overall well-being. A definite must for students who may need a boost while taking exams!  Gold Star Muscovite can aid in studying a foreign language, technical materials or spiritual healing techniques; it can help you retain and understand materials.

Physically, Gold Star Muscovite helps regulate blood sugar levels and is a good crystal for those with diabetes. Use this crystal for issues involving the kidneys and pancreas. Muscovite also helps with insomnia.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Family: A member of the Mica Family, Silicates Class.
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: KAl3Si3O10(OH)2 - Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride
Hardness: 2 - 3.5

Physical:
Color: White, Yellow (Gold Star), Silver, Grey, Green (Fuchsite), Pink                                                        
Location: Africa, Brazil, Russia, USA
Rarity: Muscovite is Common; Gold Star Muscovite is much rarer.
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Golden Healer Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

The Golden Healer is a powerful healing crystal as it allows the golden light of Universal Life Force to flow into body through the Crown Chakra.  The energy then spreads its golden light throughout the body as it clears blockages and imbalances that ready the body for multi-level healing.

The Golden Ray energy of the Golden Healer may represent the Divine Spirit, Source and Creation.  A Master Healer, the Golden Healer is of the highest vibration.  Its energy is powerful, yet gentle and soothing.

Golden Healers can be used to raise the holder’s energy vibration or frequency, which will facilitate spiritual communications over a long distance, including between worlds and dimensions.

Hold a Golden Healer when meditating to connect with Source energy and to reconnect with the “One”.  Place a Golden Healer cluster under a healing or massage table to fill the area with gentle, sustainable energy throughout your healing session.  Highlight a Golden Healer on an altar or grid, to raise the frequency/vibration of your intent.

This is a powerful and amazing piece, which enhances joy, peace and the spirit of Oneness.

A true Golden Healer is defined as a crystal or crystal cluster with an iron oxide coating under or in between layers of crystal.  Colors will range from a pale, clear yellow to lemon to darker mustard.  These crystals will have almost a greasy like, transparent coating, which may show a surprising rainbow or two when turned under a light source.

Unlike Tangerine or Limonite stained Quartz, the color of the Golden healer will not be affected by an acid bath due to the coating being “protected” by a thin layer or layers of crystal growth.  In other words, this is not a crystal that has a dusting or stain on the outside, but instead it is included within the crystalline growth. Golden Healers can be super clear to milky and dense.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Chakras
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) with Iron Oxide inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale, clear yellow to lemon to darker mustard
Location: Brazil, USA
Rarity: Somewhat Common
Fun Fact: The Golden Healer's name is often attributed to the "Golden Ray" which is associated with Archangel Uriel and the spiritual process of Forgiveness.

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Golden Tiger Eye (Brown Tiger Eye)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Combining Earth energy with that of the Sun, Golden (Brown) Tiger Eye (Tiger's Eye, Tigereye) draws Spiritual energy down to the Earth, while still keeping you centered here on the ground. Sunny Tiger Eye brings brightness and optimism to a situation, and shines insight onto problems. Known as a stone of protection, especially for travelers, Golden Tiger Eye brings good luck and prosperity to the user. Ancients used Tiger Eye as a talisman against bad luck and curses. Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of Kundalini energies. Tiger Eye is a must for anyone’s healing kit.

Golden Tiger Eye is a powerful Solar Plexus Chakra stone, helpful to manifest ideas into reality and giving courage in times of change. Use Golden Tiger Eye with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase your personal power. Tiger Eye enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower Chakras. Earthy people will find success increasing their psychic abilities using Tiger Eye when working with the Third Eye Chakra. Use Golden Tiger Eye with the Sacral Chakra to bring spiritual grounding.

You can carry Golden Tiger Eye in your pocket when you need a boost of creative energy, or when dealing with issues involving power, will, control, and/or concentration. Golden Tiger Eye can provide balance to those experiencing extremes, and as such, can be helpful to those with manic depression, or bipolar disorder.

A common method of using intention to attract prosperity is surrounding a lit green candle with Golden Tiger Eye. While all forms of Tiger Eye help to raise vibrations, Golden Tiger Eye will also connect these energies to the lower Chakras in balance, keeping one from feeling disconnected when working with higher goals.

Physically, Tiger Eye offers strength and vitality, and can encourage the proper function of the endocrine system.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 4 & 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Golden to dark brown with iridescent banding
Location: Brazil, Canada, India, Namibia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Roman soldiers wore Tiger's Eye for protection while in battle. They believed that Tiger's Eye was all-seeing due to its cat like eye appearance.

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Goshenite   ( Sep 28, 2012 )

Goshenite is the colorless form of Beryl.  Impurities in the crystal system of Beryl yield varieties that include Aquamarine, Emerald, Morganite and Heliodor. It was often called the “Mother of crystals” and, as such, is one of the premier crystals for mothers.

Goshenite brings those who suffer from severe mood swings a sense of peace and calm.  It is also helpful for those who have post-natal depression, severe PMS and other hormonal-related conditions.  Goshenite provides a state of composure and the wherewithal to move forward during times of upheaval.  It is a stone of honesty and helps those around you to speak the truth and lesson the spread of gossip.  Goshenite is a wonderful crystal to keep on hand when one has trouble making decisions.

Goshenite is a stone of creativity and expressing yourself honestly and with originality. When used with the Crown chakra, Goshenite allows you the happiness you deserve.  It is also an excellent crystal to use when communicating with angels and other spirit guides, and helps those in a relationship to communicate truthfully with each other.

Physically, Goshenite helps the eyesight, leg muscles, and the immune system. It is also beneficial for those suffering from ADHD. Because it is associated with the Moon, Goshenite helps with balancing the hormones and fluid retention.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Crown
Astrological sign(s):  Cancer, Libra
Vibration Number:  3
Planet – Moon; Element - Water

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Beryl
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness:  7.5-8
Chemical Composition:  Be3  Al2(SiO3)6

Physical:
Color:  Clear
Location:  Worldwide
Rarity:  Common
Fun Fact:  Goshenite was one of the first crystals used in Crystal balls/spheres.

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Green Apophyllite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Green Apophyllite crystals are pale to medium green in color.  They can be transparent to translucent, many as clear as glass.  Green Apophyllite was first discovered by a farmer in Poona, India but in recent years has been found in other locations in India, as well as the Jeffrey Mine in Quebec, Canada and Brazil.  While Apophyllite is not a member of the Zeolite family, it is frequently found as a secondary crystal to Zeolites such as Stilbite.

Green Apophyllite cleanses and balances the Heart Chakra energy.  It brings clarity to decisions and situations of the heart by allowing the holder to see all sides of the issue, untainted by fear or ego.

Green Apophyllite can assist in the “letting go” of issues that no longer serve and allow the act of forgiveness and healing.  It will balance the emotions with a gentle, loving energy and enhance spiritual growth.

Green Apophyllite can also be used to connect with the energies of Mother Earth and nature.  It opens a psychic channel, which can be used for communications with plant, animal, fairy and elemental energy.  Use Green Apophyllite when working with Earth healing.

Physically, Green Apophyllite aids in degenerative disease and diseases of the tissues.  It helps to remove toxins from the body, be it physical or emotional and aids in the recovery from illness.  Use Green Apophyllite when creating any type of healing environment.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra
Vibration: Number 4 & 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Apophyllite (Zeolite Group)
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Chemical Composition: (K,Na)Ca4Si8O20(F,OH) 8H2O Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide.
Hardness: 4.5-5

Physical:
Color: Pale minty green to grass green
Location: Brazil, Canada, India
Rarity: Quite Uncommon
Fun Fact: Green Apophyllite crystals many times show as flat top, blocky or cubic crystal clusters within another specimen such as Stilbite.

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Green Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.

Green Aventurine is a great piece to use when working with the Heart Chakra and/or the Water Elements. Green Aventurine is known as the good luck stone and is often used in rituals with green candles, or kept in cash boxes or drawers to attract money.

Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues. You can also use Green Aventurine for gridding a home or workspace. Green Aventurine is commonly known as a “stone of personal growth”, and offers opportunities for learning about oneself and one's place in the universe.

Physically, Green Aventurine is an all-around healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses, and heart. Use Green Aventurine to loosen and release negativity and energy blockages, including disease. Some wear or carry Green Aventurine to increase intelligence, perception and creativity. Some even use Green Aventurine to improve their eyesight!


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Taurus
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Mica
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep green with inclusions of Mica
Location: Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means by chance.

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Green Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Green Calcite can be used to assist in the manifestation process. Green Calcite will also bring in the energy of trust, allowing that what has been manifested will be received. It is a wonderful stone to utilize for those who raise and tend to gardens, plants, and herbs.

Use Green Calcite when working with the Heart Chakra to bring emotional balance and knowledge of Divine Love. Great for body layouts, Green Calcite can be placed directly on the Heart Chakra to forge a better connection between the nadis (energy channels) and chakras.

Helpful for reaching mental balance, Green Calcite helps to dissolve old energy patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. Green Calcite assists during times of mental change or big transitions. Use Green Calcite to help release the comfortable, old programs that you may be holding on to but which no longer serve you. A peaceful stone, Green Calcite can help one to look at situations differently, with the knowledge that, whether good or bad, "This too, shall pass".

Physically, Green Calcite stimulates the immune system. Rigid old ideas can manifest as bone issues in the body, thus Green Calcite is useful for bone, ligament, and joint issues. Please note that Green Calcite should be cleansed thoroughly after use.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Cancer
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Pale Mint to deep grass Green
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Green Chlorite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Green Chlorite in Quartz is a powerful healing combination.  The Quartz amplifies the purifying, detoxifying properties of the Chlorite making it one of the best crystals to use for physical cleansing.   Chlorite not only works with the physical body, but the auric body as well.  Chlorite will help to cleanse the aura, chakras and energy meridians.  Chlorite is a great piece to use when there is excessive anger or frustration, gently removing and dissipating the energy.  Chlorite in Quartz will help to resolve issues of the heart and remove blockages and resistance that will allow one to acknowledge, forgive, release, and move forward.

Chlorite is also a wonderful stone to use to cleanse the environment, a sacred space, or home/office.   With Quartz, Chlorite can help to clear negativity.  It is recommended to use a Chlorite in Quartz Tower or natural Chlorite in Quartz point placed point down in the toilet tank to energetically cleanse an entire home.

Chlorite Towers will make wonderful grid companions, especially when placed in a healing room or sacred space.  Sit a Chlorite Tower in an office to keep the area free and clear of cluttered, chaotic or negative energies.  Healers, Chlorite in Quartz is a must have for your healing crystal inventory.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: All
Astrological signs: Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chlorite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness: 2-3
Chemical Composition: (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8 Iron Aluminum Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide

Physical:
Color:  Most often Green. Can also be Red, White, Yellow, Lavender and/or Black
Location: World wide including South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name "Chlorite" comes from the Greek word for “green,” and refers to Chlorites typical green color.

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Green Diopside (Chrome Diopside)   ( Mar 07, 2013 )

Said to hold the mysteries of the Universe, Green Diopside encourages learning, especially those entering college, either for the first time, or those looking for a career change.  It is helpful for learning a new language and for those teenagers taking their driving test. In younger children with learning disabilities or dyslexia, Green Diopside eases those difficulties, making it easier to assimilate information.  It aides writers who need to keep deadlines while still writing in a concise manner.

Green Diopside is thought to be a “dowser of knowledge”, making it invaluable when seeking specific information – take it with you to a library and it will lead you to the knowledge you seek.

On the home front, Green Diopside helps families cope when living with those who may be suffering from mental or physical disabilities or degenerative conditions. 

Physically, Green Diopside eases headaches, regulates blood pressure, helps with recovery after surgery or illness, and aides in the recovery from eating disorders, obsessive behavior, and addictions.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Gemini
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Pyroxene
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: CaMgSi2O6 - Calcium Magnesium Silicate
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color: Green (the deep green/black variety is known as Star Diopside)
Location: Brazil, Germany, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common

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Green Fluorite   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Known as a gentle healer, Green Fluorite will detoxify and energize all of the chakras, especially when placed on the Heart or Throat chakra. It allows us to heal from heart based issues, whether emotional or physical.  It enhances intuition and brings order out of chaos. Green Fluorite dispels negative energy, especially from the environment, such as electromagnetic smog from computers and the like. It then reenergizes the atmosphere.

Green Fluorite, like all the Fluorites, keeps you on track and focused on the job at hand, whether it is work related or studying for exams. Keep it with you if you find your mind wandering. It can gently encourage struggling students.

The color of growth and renewal, Green Fluorite can enhance personal growth and insights in your life. Use Green Fluorite to connect to nature spirits, especially those of water. It can enhance the garden and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Use it to enhance the environment where pollution and decay are present.

Physically, Green Fluorite enhances the immune system, increases cell regeneration and assimilates vital nutrients. It helps bones and teeth, and eases arthritis. Green Fluorite heals scars, both emotional as well as physical. It can help with sore throats, ulcers, stomach upsets and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart, Throat
Astrological sign(s): Pisces
Vibration:  Number 2
Planet - Neptune; Element - Water
Crystal Companion: Jade, Watermelon Tourmaline, Serpentine

Geological:
Mineral Class: Halides
Family: Fluorite
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  4
Chemical Composition:  CaF2  - Calcium Fluoride

Physical:
Color:  Green
Location:  Germany, UK, Italy, USA, Switzerland, China, Brazil
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: When viewed under ultraviolet lighting, Fluorite turns fluorescent and will glow in the dark, hence its name.

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Green Garnet (Uvarovite)   ( Dec 06, 2013 )

Green Garnet (Uvarovite)

Uvarovite is one of the green varieties of the popular garnet family and is often referred to as a stone of abundance, and not just of material abundance. It can increase abundance of love, acceptance and peace. Uvarovite can help you get through periods of solitude without feeling lonely. It can increase self-confidence, heals feelings of inadequacy and allows you to feel that, in your heart, you always have what you need. The Universe will provide. Uvarovite can help you voice your feelings in a more positive way, rather than keeping them bottled up inside.

Physically, Uvarovite is used as an anti-inflammatory to ease the symptoms associated with arthritis, rheumatism, wounds and inflamed scar tissue. It detoxifies the blood and kidneys; helps with heart and lung disorders and aides in the treatment of acidosis and leukemia.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius/Taurus
Vibration: Number: 7
Planet – Mars/Venus; Element - Earth

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition:  Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3  Calcium Chromium Silicate

Physical:
Color:  Emerald-green; green
Location:  India
Rarity: Fairly Common

Fun Fact: Uvarovite was a favorite crystal of Carl Faberge’ who used it in his Faberge’ egg designs.

Green Goldstone   ( Apr 16, 2014 )

Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles; the addition chromium results in the deep, shimmery Green Goldstone.  It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century.  And, because glass is made from Quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community.

Sparkling Green Goldstone connects with the Heart Chakra and is especially good for emotional healing.  The copper contained in Goldstone makes it very effective for physical healing, especially for pain and inflammation. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances the transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing. Goldstone is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is also associated with abundance due to the combination of its gorgeous green color and reflective shimmer.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological Sign:  Sagittarius, Taurus
Vibration:  Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness:  5.5
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide (in this case, man-made glass) with infusions of metallic copper crystals and chromium oxide

Physical:
Color: Deep Green
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Green Jade (Nephrite)   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Nephrite Jade is often used in dream work, to help with lucid dreaming, and with remembering dreams.  Nephrite Jade carries a revitalizing energy that can help to speed healing.  It is a stone of health and abundance, allowing Divine energy to enhance the circumstances of life.  Used as a good-luck talisman in many cultures, Nephrite Jade helps open the Heart Chakra to allow good fortune to flow naturally into one's experience of this physical realm.

The "stone of fidelity", Jade is wonderful for working with the Heart Chakra, balancing male and female energies, and helping with dysfunctional relationships.  Many use Nephrite Jade as a protective stone that transmutes negative energies into positive.  Nephrite Jade can instill a sense of calm and well-being, and can help to increase one's enjoyment of life.  Nephrite Jade promotes confidence and calms the nervous system.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Pisces
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Amphibole
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color: various shades of green (from pale grass green to black/green)
Location: Canada, China, New Zealand, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Nephrite jade is the state gem of Wyoming.

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Green Kyanite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Working primarily through the Heart Chakra, Green Kyanite can facilitate one’s connection with their deepest truth found only within the heart, and helps one to learn how to live from this eternal truth. It is especially helpful to those searching for and/or learning to discern the truth of any matter or situation, including the media and politics. Carrying Green Kyanite with you can aid when in the company of others of who you are unsure, by helping you to look within the heart of that person to see their true motives behind any statement or action.

Green Kyanite is often used to make contact with the nature spirits, and is great to take along on hikes or camping trips. Plant lovers place Green Kyanite into the soil of a potted plant to improve growth and stamina. Green Kyanite can facilitate astral travel, lucid dreaming, and other forms of dream work. Meditating with Green Kyanite can help transfer the higher-frequency vibrations from higher realms, gained from the Third-Eye Chakra into the Heart Chakra, where it can be assimilated into one's conscious wisdom for application in the physical realm. For best effect, Green Kyanite can be placed directly on the Third-Eye Chakra during meditation.

With its strong focus on the Heart Chakra, Green Kyanite can alleviate depression by offering hope and support for the internal adjustment needed to effect positive external changes. By connecting the Heart Chakra to the Third-Eye Chakra, Green Kyanite can help one to discover the inner voice so necessary for real personal growth. Green Kyanite can enhance the intuition via the Third-Eye Chakra, and backs up any new insights with the deepest, universal truth that lies in the Heart Chakra. This helps those who have been outer-directed to learn how to become inner-directed and independent of the approval of others. These characteristics of Green Kyanite make it a great aid for those striving to align with their true spiritual path in this lifetime.

One of the most popular metaphysical stones, Kyanite is a highly spiritual crystal that aligns all of the chakras and subtle bodies, and can be used to open them as well. Kyanite's high frequency vibrations makes it an excellent choice for any type of balance or energy work, and a wonderful aid for finding the highest spiritual purpose for incarnation at this time.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart; Aligns All
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Kyanite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 4.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Green, Yellow/Green
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, USA among others
Rarity: Raw Green Kyanite is less common than blue or black.

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Green Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Working with the Heart Chakra, Green Quartz has a healing effect when worn or carried.  Use Green Quartz to help transmute negative energies into positive ones.  Green Quartz is also known to attract prosperity and success and to stimulate one’s creativity.  Carrying Green Quartz will help to activate the Heart Chakra, and impart a sense of wholeness to the owner.

By opening, activating and/or stabilizing the Heart Chakra, Green Quartz can help one to feel empathy and universal love for others, and as such, is a great stone for people who are overly selfish or controlling.  Green Quartz has a pleasant vibe and can have a positive effect on the environment if placed strategically in a room.  Energy healing can be enhanced with Green Quartz by laying this stone on the Heart Chakra.

Green Quartz can help one to learn empathy in a "dog-eat-dog" environment.  This quality is good for both the giver and the receiver, as well as for the benefit of the whole world using collective consciousness.  Working with Green Quartz can promote cooperation and tactful honesty, and as such, can be a wonderful addition to any home or office environment.  Meditating with Green Quartz can bring truthful desires up from the depths of the heart to be examined for their usefulness, and either assimilated or expelled. 

Physically, Green Quartz is good for the endocrine glands, adrenal glands, heart and lungs.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Libra, Pisces
Vibration: Number 4 & 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide most often with inclusions of Actinolite or Chlorite
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Medium to deep green
Location: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Russia,  USA,
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Natural green quartz colored by inclusions of Actinolite, Chlorite and Hedenbergite among others is a  a relatively common occurrence (Bloodstone, Seriphos Quartz from Greece, Chlorite in quartz, etc). However, Synthetic Green Quartz, such as the lab grown crystals from Russia and China as well as heat treated Amethyst (Prasiolite) are becoming more prevalent in the marketplace.

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Green Tourmaline (Verdelite)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Green Tourmaline, also called Verdelite, belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Elbaite is by far the most colorful group, including Indicolite (blue to blue/green), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).

Green Tourmaline is often used to attract money and success by encouraging one to release inhibitions and reach for their true desires. Additionally, Green Tourmaline aids in connecting one to the cycles of life, which can be of great assistance in planning and implementing new projects. Green Tourmaline's inherent connection with the Earth makes it a great aid for those who enjoy working with various aspects of nature, and it has often been placed in gardens to encourage plant growth. This aspect of Green Tourmaline makes it possible for one to connect with the nature spirits using this crystal.

Green Tourmaline is a supreme Heart Chakra Crystal that encourages strength and vitality. Like all Tourmalines, Green Tourmaline is a metaphysically protective stone which is said to balance and harmonize the chakras. Green Tourmaline is ideal for healing purposes, as it can focus its healing energies, clearing the aura, and removing blockages. Green Tourmaline is often used for opening and activating the Heart chakra, as well as providing a sense of peace and calm to the heart and nervous system. Due to its powerful effect on the Heart Chakra, Green Tourmaline can have healing effects on the physical heart.

In general, Tourmaline can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure, which is a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact one’s energy field. Tourmaline is very grounding and helpful in releasing stress and tension. They can bring inspiration from higher realms into the chakras for processing within the body. All Tourmaline is thought to balance yin and yang energies, as well as the left and right hemispheres of the brain.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates/Borosilicates
Family: Tourmaline (more specifically Elbaite)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Na(Li, Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3 (OH)4, Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Various shades of green to green/black
Location: Brazil, Italy, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Elbaite was named after the island of Elba, Italy

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Grossular Garnet   ( Jan 07, 2014 )

Grossular Garnet (Grossularite) is a green variety of Garnet that originated in Siberia, named after the botanical word for gooseberry, “grossularia”, as the gem resembled this fruit. It may also be red, reddish-brown, orange, honey yellow, colorless or white. Tsavorite is also a Grossular Garnet, but it is the gemmy-green variety only found in Tsavo, Africa.

A stone of balance, Grossular Garnet helps keep emotions in check, while at the same time bringing in the voice of reason. It is a good crystal to help get back the fun in relationships that are often plagued by worrisome issues, such as finances, etc.  

Physically, Grossular Garnet enhances the immune system, helps the heart and respiratory system, increases fertility and can aid in detoxification. Like other Garnets, Grossular Garnet can be used to improve bone marrow, alleviate arthritis and rheumatism, and assimilate Vitamin A.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Capricorn, Cancer
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  7 - 7.5                                                                                                                                   
Chemical Composition:  Ca3 Al2(SiO4)3 - Calcium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color:  Green; may also be Red, Reddish-Brown, Colorless, White, Yellow, Orange
Location:  Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar
Rarity: Uncommon

Hackmanite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Hackmanite has an extremely fine vibration while remaining connected to the Earth. Hackmanite can help to combine higher intuition with mind/logic. Hackmanite is a wonderful crystal to use when wanting to attain a deep, spiritual meditative state. It facilitates feelings of joy, freedom and happiness.

Known as the Chameleon Crystal, Hackmanite contains what scientists call tenebrescence, which is the ability of a stone to change color when exposed to light. In this case, pink Hackmanite will turn colorless when in sunlight, and slowly return to its former pink when left in the dark.

Hackmanite helps to embrace the self, enhancing self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. Use Hackmanite when working with issues of trust, be it self-trust or trust of others. Hackmanite is a strong support crystal. Its lesson is to stay true to self, to stand up for what you believe without fear of judgment, guilt or criticism. Hackmanite encourages full and complete expression.

Mentally, Hackmanite can help loose and release the bonds of rigid mindsets of the past and in its place create an opening/infusion of the mind, allowing an infinite number of new and exciting possibilities to fill the space.

Hackmanite can work in any area to clean and clear electromagnetic pollution/smog.

Hackmanite is wonderful healing tool. Physically it can help aid imbalance, support metabolism, strengthen the immune system and ease insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Throat, Third Eye, Heart
Astrological signs: Sagittarius
Vibration: 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Sodalite
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness: 5.5 - 6
Chemical Composition: Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S) Sodium Aluminum Silicate Chloride

Physical:
Color: Royal blue, Pink/Violet, Green
Location: Burma, Canada, USA
Rarity: Common

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Halite   ( Sep 26, 2013 )

Also known as Rock Salt, Halite comes from the Greek words halos, meaning “salt, sea” and lithos meaning “rock”.  Himalayan Salt is a marketing term used to describe rock salt that is mined in the Khewra Salt Mines, one of the largest salt mines in the world, located near Islamabad, Pakistan, about 190 miles from the Himalayas.

Many of us know common table salt to be beneficial (in moderation, of course), but Halite is a wonderful healer in other ways as well. A mineral of purification, Halite can cleanse the aura, deflect negativity and balance the emotions (especially helpful for those who suffer from mood swings). Because of its purification properties, Halite is one of the most valuable minerals to use when cleansing crystals - placing your crystals in a bowl of salt will rid them of all the negative energy and impurities they have collected over time and use.

Halite Salt Lamps are often used to cleanse the atmosphere of indoor pollutants and harmful electromagnetic emissions. They are said to be very beneficial to those who suffer from asthma, allergies from pets, hay fever and mold. Their soft glow also helps one feel better emotionally as well, especially for those who may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Note: Because it will dissolve, never cleanse Halite in water.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Cancer, Pisces
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Family: Halides
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: NaCl - Sodium Chloride
Hardness: 2.5

Physical:
Color: Colorless, Blue, Green,  Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow
Location: Pakistan (orange & pink),Germany (blue), Australia (green), USA (red & pink)
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact:

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Heliodor (Golden Beryl)   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Golden Beryl, sometimes identified as Heliodor, opens and activates both the Crown and Solar Plexus chakras. It simulates activity, adaptability and vitality. Heliodor promotes the purity of "being" and teaches initiative, independence and the will to succeed. Heliodor is a must have for any healer. Heliodor crystals help to recharge the healer who is finding themselves feeling emotionally overtaxed or feeling burned out. Healers can use Heliodor to bring in the golden light of love and healing through the Crown, filling the body with this vibrant, golden energy.

Beryl in general is a wonderful tool to keep close, as it helps to protect against any negative outside influences or manipulations. Beryl can help to release old emotional baggage that no longer serves, and can assist in the removal of stress and chaos.

Physically, Heliodor can assist in the removal/release and subsequent resistance to toxins and pollution. It aids in easing infections. Heliodor can also ease the emotional imbalances that can occur during PMS and Menopause.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Beryl
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6, Beryllium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7.5 - 8

Physical:
Color: Yellow, Yellow/Gold, Green/Gold
Location: Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Pakistan, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common

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Hematite   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.

Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control. Hematite aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.

Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.

Physically, Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.

Caution: Do not wear or carry Hematite if you have a pacemaker.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum-Hematite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Fe2O3) Iron Oxide
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color:  Steel Gray, Black, Rusty Red
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: In ages past, Hematite was used as a mirror.


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Hematoid Quartz (Harlequin Quartz)   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Hematoid Quartz contains both the amplification properties of Quartz with the balance and stability of Hematite. It is a highly energetic piece that can assist not only in removing negativity but also transforming and transmuting this energy into a positive and pure Universal light of love.

The combination of Quartz and Hematite balances the body, mind and spirit. It brings a unique clarity and understanding to the emotions, helping to understand the difference between an unconscious reaction and a conscious response. Hematoid Quartz also assists when Self Worth and Self Esteem are lacking.

Hematoid Quartz enhances focus and concentration and would be especially helpful for those with ADD and ADHD. Those with short attention spans or have trouble completing projects would benefit from holding or carrying Hematoid Quartz. Use Hematoid Quartz for grounding and balance when feeling scattered. It can also be used to calm anxieties, panic and/or hysteria.

Physically, Hematoid Quartz can be used in the treatment of blood disorders, to balance the chakras, boost the immune system, stimulate healing, strengthen liver and kidney functions, and cleanse toxins.

Hematoid Quartz, whose proper name is Ferruginous Quartz, is defined as a single Quartz point or cluster that contains a heavy concentration of Hematite and/or Limonite. This concentration will generally appear as:

(1) dense dustings and/or stains on the outside of the quartz crystals or clusters

OR

(2) colorful inclusions (dots, drips, phantoms or overall color change) within the quartz crystals or clusters.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) with Hematite, Goethite or Limonite inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Colors include red, brown, yellow or a combination of these colors.
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: In its natural state, Hematoid quartz will appear mostly opaque, while in a polished state, the clarity of the crystal and the intensity of the Hematite inclusions can be clearly seen.

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Herkimer Diamond   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Herkimer Diamonds are not actually Diamonds, but naturally six-sided, double terminated Quartz crystals. Herkimer Diamonds are often so bright and shiny that they resemble Diamonds. The name comes from Herkimer, New York where these bright, double terminated crystals were originally found. Herkimer Diamonds are called “attunement stones" and are useful in attuning you with others, your surroundings, or new energies. This makes Herkimer Diamonds a natural choice to assist in Reiki attunements and other types of energy work.

Herkimer Diamonds help to relieve tensions, producing a peaceful calm. Working with Herkimer Diamonds is said to bring visions and an increase in psychic experiences. Great for meditation, Herkimer Diamonds can help one to experience true Divine Grace and bring Divine energy down into the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras. As such, Herkimers have the capacity to aid in astral travel and lucid dreaming.

The Herkimer Diamond is a stone of release and relaxation. It helps to clear the mind/body of unconscious fears and repressions, allowing for a complete and total relaxation and expansion of life energy. The Herkimer Diamond can also be helpful to release and remove toxins from the body.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless
Location: Herkimer, NY USA
Rarity: Common

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Hessonite Garnet   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Hessonite Garnet is a variety of Grossular Garnet that may range in color from yellow to a deep red-orange. It is often called the “Cinnamon Stone”.  Hessonite has been used for centuries as a talisman for prosperity, good health and happiness. It enhances creativity, self-expression and allows those who feel inferior to be more confident, especially in social situations.

Hessonite is a wonderful stone to use in meditations and journeying, as it helps you reach your destination. It can enhance psychic abilities when placed on the Third Eye chakra.

Physically, Hessonite regulates the hormonal and lymphatic systems. Like other garnets, Hessonite increases fertility and can aid in detoxification. Use Hessonite to improve bone marrow, alleviate arthritis and rheumatism and assimilate Vitamin A.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries
Vibration: Number: 6
Planet - Mars; Element - Fire

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Garnet
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition:  Ca3Al2Si3O12 Calcium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color:  Yellow to Deep Orange
Location:  Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar
Rarity: Uncommon

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Hiddenite (Green Spodumene)   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Hiddenite is a member of the Spodumene group. The crystals that form as pink or purple are called Kunzite; those that are green or yellow are called Hiddenite, and those that form as white or clear crystals are called Spodumene.

Hiddenite is prized for its unique work with the Heart Chakra and has the wonderful characteristic of imparting the comprehension of unconditional love onto the owner. Holding or wearing Hiddenite close to the heart can release blockages of the Heart Chakra, thereby giving rise to a compelling desire to love simply for the sake of loving, without the need for power or control.

Meditating with Hiddenite can help one to achieve states of Universal Love and to pass these experiences on to others, without expectation. Meditation with this stone can also help to make or deepen a connection of love with our dear Mother Earth.

Working with Hiddenite can help remind us of our innate connection to the Divine, and in turn, elicit feelings of hope and of gratitude for all that is.

Hiddenite is a wonderful healing crystal, gently working on physical and emotional issues, including grief, and allowing for a rejuvenation of mind and body. Hiddenite also aids in overcoming addictions by the release of attachments through opening up the heart to hope and joy. The all-encompassing healing nature of Hiddenite assists in pushing out negative energies leaving room only for Divine Love.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Leo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Spodumene
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: LiAl(Si2O6) Lithium Aluminum Silicate (many times with inclusions of Chromium)
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color: Yellow Green, Pale Green, Grass Green
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Pakistan, USA
Rarity: Uncommon: Emerald Green is rare. Other yellow-green to pale green crystals more common.
Fun Fact: Named for the mineralogist William Earl Hidden (1853-1918). It is not named after the town of Hiddenite. Quite the opposite: the town was named after the mineral variety!


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Howlite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Howlite is one of the “attunement stones”  which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness.  Howlite opens and prepares the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunements.

Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress.  Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.

Howlite will calm and soothe the emotions, slow the overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep.  Howlite can help to access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking.

Howlite brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates a calm communication of these issues.  Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy.  Meditating with Howlite can help one to connect with the higher realms, allowing for greater communication of higher frequencies into the higher chakras, to be assimilated by the unconscious mind, which helps one to slowly remove the veils blocking truth.  Howlite strengthens positive character traits, removing selfishness, rude behaviour, and greed.

Physically, Howlite can help with the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth, and can balance the emotions.  Howlite also assists in relaxing and releasing muscular tension.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Virgo
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Borates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5 Calcium Boro-silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 2.5-3.5

Physical:
Color:  White with gray streaks, Colorless
Location: Canada, Germany, Turkey, USA
Rarity: Very Common in massive chunks, individual crystals are rare.
Fun Fact: Named after Henry How of Nova Scotia when he first described it in 1868.

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Imperial Topaz   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

A “stone of good fortune”, Imperial Topaz has been credited with bringing prosperity and abundance to the wearer.  Imperial Topaz is supportive of visualization, manifestation, creativity and generosity, which will attract prosperity into one's life.  Imperial Topaz facilitates strengthening of the personal will, as long as it is aligned with the highest good.  Meditating with Imperial Topaz can assist one in synchronizing thoughts and actions with intention, to help with the manifestation of desires and goals.  Imperial Topaz is especially good for those who feel they have lost their faith, as it will bring Divine energies from the Crown Chakra into the Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras.

The Golden Rays of Imperial Topaz will recharge the holder, both physically and spiritually.  Imperial Topaz will help to attract teachers and mentors into your life at the exact time they are needed.  This Topaz will allow you to overcome self imposed limitations, helping to recognize your abilities and move forward with generosity and an open heart.

Physically, vibrant, golden-colored Topaz (Imperial Topaz) is beneficial for general health as well as for eyesight.  Golden Topaz can bring healing to ailments of the endocrine glands, gallbladder, liver, and kidneys.  Golden Topaz can be placed in body-layouts, on affected areas, and can also work well in manifestation grids.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Topaz
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Al 2 SiO 4 (F, OH) 3, Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide
Hardness: 8

Physical:
Color: Colourless, white, pale blue, light green, yellow, yellowish brown, or red
Location: World wide including: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Topaz was used long ago as a stone of invisibility - it was believed that, if one held Imperial Topaz in their left hand, they would not be noticed by those they were trying to avoid.

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Inclusion Quartz (Lodolite)   ( Jan 17, 2013 )

Often called Lodolite, Lodalite, or Garden Quartz, Inclusion Quartz has a beautiful vibration and can be very useful with healing. Inclusion Quartz is basically Clear Quartz with inclusions, which can include Hematite, Feldspar, Chlorite and many other minerals that are green, cream, red, orange, and other colors. Looking into one, you get the sense of looking onto a garden landscape.

Inclusion Quartz (Lodolite) has a fantastic healing vibration - the wonderful qualities of Clear Quartz plus the additional vibrations of its inclusions. The Clear Quartz amplifies the vibration of the inclusions. Inclusion Quartz aides in emotional healing by releasing past-life trauma or early childhood memories that may have caused fear or stress. Meditating with Inclusion Quartz brings soothing guidance from spirit guides.

Clear Quartz is the "Stone of Power" and can help to amplify any energy or intention. Clear Quartz is also called the "Master Healer" and with the presence of the inclusions, this Quartz has wonderful healing abilities.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Crown
Astrological sign(s): All, but especially Aquarius, Scorpio
Vibration: Number: 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxite with impurities

Physical:
Color: Varies
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Uncommon
Fun Fact: Inclusion Quartz is said to come from only one mine in the world - the Minas Gerais in Brazil.

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Indigo Aura (Tanzan Aura) Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Indigo Aura, also called Tanzan Aura or Tanzine Aura, is similar to Tanzanite in its metaphysical properties. A high vibrational stone, Indigo Aura works well with the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras, and helps you to communicate any psychic visions or dreams you might experience with this stone. A spiritual stone, Indigo Aura Quartz is helpful in recognizing the Christ consciousness within. Indigo Aura Quartz aids in communications with the spiritual realms (guides, angels, guardians) and can be used to access information from the Hall of Records. The Gold and Indium in Indigo Aura allows one to significantly raise their vibrations, allowing them to release negativity. Carrying Indigo Aura (Tanzan Aura) Quartz in your pocket can help when encountering situations loaded with negative vibrations.

Indigo Aura (Tanzan Aura) is created when Clear Quartz crystals are super-heated in a vacuum and infused with vaporized Gold & Indium. Indigo Aura and Champagne Aura both contain Gold and Indium, however, due to a slightly different process, a different color and vibration is created. The precious metals condense onto the surface of the quartz crystal to form a permanent bond with the lattice of the quartz. By combining the vibrations of Quartz with Gold and Indium, a synthesis of unique vibrations is created. Indigo Aura (Tanzan Aura) is wonderful for meditation and healing work.

Editor’s Note: We feel that lab enhanced stones can be effective for transmitting healing energy. Heat treating or enhancing a crystal in a lab does change the vibration, but it does not eliminate or reduce the potential healing effect.

For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article: https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide lab enhanced using Gold and Indium as a bonding agent
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to medium blue, blue-violet
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is heated to 1600 Fahrenheit in a vacuum. Gold and Indium vapors are added to the chamber. These atoms fuse to the crystal's surface, which gives the crystal an iridescent blue sheen.

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Iolite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Iolite (also known as Cordierite) can aid and enhance intuition and insight.  Iolite strengthens the aura and acquires an electric charge when in contact with it.  Iolite is very spiritually oriented and can bring visions when placed on the Third-Eye.  It is also helpful in dream work when placed under the pillow.

Iolite can helps those who are having a challenge in connecting to the spiritual self.  It will help to recognize the still, small voice within and to discern the difference between this desired voice and one's ego.  Once the voice within has been heard, one can then work with Iolite to reinforce the spiritual message and to assimilate it into one's environment.  Iolite can also help with the ability to communicate this message to others with clarity.

Iolite can be an excellent aid for relationship issues, whether they be occurring in friendships, coworkers, parent-child relationships, love relationships, and so on.  By carrying or wearing Iolite, one can become empathetic to the point of view or plight of others, bringing understanding to any situation and facilitating the resolution of difficult situations.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Throat, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Sagittarius, Taurus
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Cordierite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (Mg2Al4Si5O18) Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color:  Various shades of yellowish gray to blue gray, blue to a blue violet
Location: Burma, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
Rarity: Relatively common
Fun Fact: Iolite has often been referred to as "the Viking stone". According to Norse legends, Vikings  would use thin slices of Iolite as polarizing filters. This would allow them to look directly into the sky at the sun's direction and use this information to navigate the open seas. Could this have been the first set of sunglasses?

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Iris Quartz   ( Mar 11, 2013 )

Iris Quartz, aka Rainbow Quartz, is Clear Quartz that contains fractures within that cause a rainbow effect when turned in the light. Iris Quartz has had trade names associated with it, such as “Aurora Quartz” and “Anandalite”. It is a stone of optimism and reconciliation.  Iris Quartz allows us to overcome the disappointments in our lives and to move forward. It gives us courage to get out there and try again.

Physically, Iris Quartz helps with metabolism balance, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), cleansing of the kidneys and urinary tract, and easing of menstrual symptoms.

Clear Quartz is often called the "Stone of Power" and can help to amplify any energy or intention. Working with all of the Chakras, Clear Quartz is also known as the "Master Healer", with its very high vibration, and is the most versatile healing stone among the crystals. Clear Quartz is said to protect against negativity, attune to your higher self, and relieve pain. Quartz crystals are very programmable and have a tendency to hold a program much longer than other minerals.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Cancer
Vibration: Number 4, 7

Geological
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical
Color: White with rainbow-colored inclusions; may also be Yellow, Lavender
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Relatively Common

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Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, bringing a sense of  tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life.

Jasper is often used to facilitate dreaming/dream recall and shamanic journeys. It is a stone of protection, absorbing all types of negative energies.

Jasper helps to balance and align the physical, mental and emotional bodies with the etheric realm. Jasper is a stone of courage and determination. It can often help those who need more focus, organization abilities, and motivation to follow through. Jasper stimulates creativity and imagination, transforming ideas into action.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Type and Color
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Usually red, brown or yellow and coloured by oxides of iron.
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: "Brecciated" is defined as material (Red Jasper in this case) that was broken at some time during its growth.  During the healing process, whole quartz formed in the previously broken veins.  The final product is a rusty red stone with white streaks and web like patterns.

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Jet   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Jet is commonly used as a stone of protection, yet it also carries some wonderful healing properties, including pain relief for headaches/migraines and enhanced healing of traumatic injuries.

Working almost like an energetic filter, Jet is a wonderful grounding stone that has intense purification and protection properties.  Jet is known for clearing the aura of impure energies and is an important stone for the medicine bag.  Jet can be used to cleanse other crystals by placing them in a bowl with several smaller pieces of Jet.  Jet can also be helpful for those experiencing an overabundance of negative energies or emotions, and has traditionally been used as a stone to alleviate grief.  Not only does it draw off negative vibrations, but Jet can help the victim of these vibes to understand their original purpose and the lesson to be learned.  Sensitives or empaths who suffer from exposure to negativity in the environment should carry a piece of Jet with them while exposed.

Jet is known to work synergistically with Moldavite, and can assist those who are trying to do void meditation work.  Jet is a great ally to all on the spiritual path, due to its perfect combination of protective vibrations.  Jet can facilitate the release of negative behavior patterns and old emotional attachments, freeing the individual for rapid personal growth.  Jet can be used in combination with virtually all other stones for healing purposes.  Those suffering from nervousness and hyperactive children may find a calming benefit from Jet, as it integrates higher vibrations into the lower chakras and brings a soothing sense of wholeness to the individual.

Also known as a stone of good luck, Jet makes a great gift for the person starting a new job or beginning a new business pursuit.  Jet can bring clarity to a confusing situation by bringing unique insights from variant perspectives.  Those who are struggling through multiple trials and tribulations will appreciate Jet's supportive energies.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Family: Lignite
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: Jet is a type of coal formed from carbonized (fossilized) wood.
Hardness: 0.5-2.5

Physical:
Color: Black, black/brown
Location: Canada, India, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Jet has also been called "Black Amber," as it may induce an electric charge similar to Amber when rubbed.

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Kunzite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Kunzite is the pink variety of Spodumene. It is a highly spiritual stone, connecting to the source of unconditional love, producing loving thought and action.  Kunzite centers the holder, projecting a sense of deep peace.  Kunzite is a high vibrational stone and can be used to go into a deep, meditative state.  Kunzite centers, enhances creativity and self expression.

Kunzite is a stone of romantic love, good for communication of love when you are nervous, as well as for healing heartaches.  It is also a stone of self-love, promoting humility and self-tolerance.  Kunzite can strengthen the human energy field, clear the aura, and clear negative energy from a room or environment.

Kunzite can help those who are focused on the outside world, to become more introspective and contemplative.  Kunzite is frequently used for releasing energy blockages and increasing acceptance of Divine Love.  Kunzite dispels negativity and removes emotional baggage, replacing the void with Divine Love.

Kunzite is a very high vibration stone that activates the Heart Chakra and aligns it with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras to support loving communication.

Physically, Kunzite can strengthen the circulatory system and the heart muscle.  It is also a wonderful stone to use for depression and anxiety.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Leo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Spodumene
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: LiAl(Si2O6) Lithium Aluminum Silicate many times with inclusions of Lithium
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color:  Clear, Colorless, Pale pink to Lilac
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Pakistan, USA
Rarity: Relatively common
Fun Fact: Kunzite is named after the American gem expert, G. F. Kunz (1856-1932).

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Kyanite   ( Mar 04, 2014 )

Kyanite

One of the most interesting of crystals is Kyanite, which consists of multiple layers of very thin, flat blades that, when viewed from the side, resemble the pages of a book. Another interesting feature is that Kyanite has two distinct hardness ratings - when scratched on the parallel, its hardness is 4.5; when scratched on the perpendicular axis, the hardness is 6.5. The most popular color of Kyanite is blue, but it may also be black, gray, green or orange.

Kyanite aligns all of the chakras, and can be used to open them as well. Kyanite also aligns all layers of the aura. This makes Kyanite an excellent choice for any type of balance or energy work.

Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements and meditation. Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body. Kyanite clears and calms you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall. Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.
 

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye; Aligns All
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 4
 

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Kyanite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 4.5-6.5
 

Physical:
Color: Pale to Deep Blue, Black, Orange, Green, Grey
Location: Austria, Brazil, India, Italy, Switzerland, USA
Rarity: Raw Kyanite is quite common, the gemmy, transparent/translucent variety less so.
Fun Fact: The name Kyanite is taken from the Greek word "kyanos," meaning “blue”.

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Labradorite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Labradorite is a crystalline form of Feldspar, often gray in composition but known for its "flash" or "flame" when it catches the light. When polished, dark gray Labradorite flashes with colors deep within, including blue, green and gold.

Highly mystical, Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use. Labradorite is also very protective against negative energies, balancing, strengthening and protecting the aura and sealing the aura from energy leaks.

Labradorite is a stone of transformation and change. Labradorite enhances strength of will and feelings of inner worth. It is useful for bringing up and healing old memories, including past life issues. Labradorite can also help prepare the body and soul for ascension.

Labradorite can aid in communicating with our highest self and with the creator. It helps to assists when facing and navigating all types of changes and challenges, attracting strength and perseverance. Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc.) habits.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo
Vibration: Number 6 & 7

Geological:

Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Ca(50-70%) Na(50-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Calcium sodium aluminum silicate
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Gray, Green Gray, Black with colorful shillers most often in golds, greens, blues and violets
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Finnish Labradorite exhibits uniquely vivid colors of bright aqua, golden yellow, peacock blue, reddish orange, greens and red and is called Spectrolite. The Finnish "Stone of Light" was given the name Spectrolite by Professor Aarne Laitakari who, through the name, wanted to convey the colors of the Finnish nature of various seasons.

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Lapis Lazuli   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time, and was used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes.

Lapis Lazuli reminds us of the power of the spoken word and is one of the best stones to use when opening and balancing the Throat Chakra. Lapis Lazuli helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue”. Lapis encourages clear, truthful expression when sharing information with others, including an easier voicing/communication of anger.

A Third Eye Chakra opener, Lapis Lazuli connects the physical and celestial kingdoms. Deeply peaceful, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms and connection with spiritual guardians. Lapis Lazuli can be a key to spiritual attainment. Lapis also protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source. Lapis Lazuli will enhance dream work and spiritual journeying.

Physically, Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers and pain.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Libra
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Sodalite (Feldspathoid Group)
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: (Na,Ca)8(Al,Si)12O24S2FeS CaCO3Al2O3, Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate
Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Blue, Azure blue, Violet blue, Greenish blue.                                                                                
Location: Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Lapis Lazuli is one of the original stones in the breastplate of the High Priest.

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Larimar (Pectolite)   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, which is located in the Caribbean. Its color varies from white, light blue, green-blue to deep blue. While Pectolite in general is not a rare occurrence, none have the unique blue coloration of Larimar, which is the result of cobalt substituting for calcium.

Larimar is a high vibration stone that connects to both the Thymus (2nd Heart) and Throat Chakras. It is often used in self-healing or laying-on of stones. Larimar is a stone of communication, clarity and truth. It brings calm and balance to any situation, removing stress and negativity. Larimar will help to embrace change and move through the process effortlessly.

Larimar resonates with the gentle, soothing energy of water, bringing a sense of tranquility and a reminder to “go with the flow”. It carries a strong energetic connection to Dolphins and the sea.

Larimar is a nurturing stone, which stimulates the process of healing to body, mind and soul. Larimar can assist in identifying and understanding behavior, caused by old patterns/programs that effectively sabotage the self, and allow for their release.

Larimar helps to achieve a deep meditative state, a connection with higher vibrational energy that enhances communication with angels, guides, guardians and source.

Larimar can assist with chemical imbalances, mood disorders and fights infection. Use Larimar in healing layouts or grids. This is such a joyous piece to keep with you! Carry in pockets, pouches or medicine bags.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Pisces
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Wollastonite (Pyroxenoid Group)
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: NaCa2Si3O8(OH), Sodium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 4.5-5

Physical:
Color: Pale blue, Green blue, Sky Blue
Location: Dominican Republic, Bahamas
Rarity: Limited locations make this uncommon
Fun Fact: The name "Larimar" was created by a Dominican man who combined his daughter’s name- Larissa with the word "Mar" which means "sea".

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Laser Quartz Wand   ( Dec 12, 2013 )

 

Laser Quartz (also known as Laser Wands) is a form of Clear Quartz that is long and slender, wider at the base and tapering to the point. It is a high-vibration crystal that is used in healing, especially for relieving pain. Laser wands can be placed over the affected area and drawn out and away from the body. Using a Laser wand can also benefit those who need to remove ties from those that no longer serve our highest good. Laser wands can also clean the aura and the chakras, and add a circle of protection around us - visualize a white light surrounding yourself, your home and/or family while “drawing” a circle around yourself with the Laser wand.

Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.  Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.  Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention.  Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.  As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth.  Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras.  Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.

 

Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 5

Geological
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical
Color: Clear, Colorless                                                                                                  
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Fairly Rare
Fun Fact: Quartz is not the only mineral composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide. There are no less than eight other known structures that are composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide.

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Lemurian Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Considered one of the "Master Crystals", Lemurian Quartz Crystals teach oneness, reminding us that while we are all individuals, we are also connected to each other, and that we are all equal in Spirit.  Lemurian Quartz Crystals help us maintain our connection to Spirit, aiding spiritual evolution, and have been used successfully in dream work. Lemurian Quartz crystals are a wonderful tool to use when clearing and activating the Chakras. An amazing healing crystal, Lemurian Quartz will assist in removing all types of energy blockages. Use a Lemurian Quartz Crystal for healing and meditation work.

Also called “Lemurian Seed Crystals” or "Lemurian Star Seeds",  Lemurian Quartz Crystals were originally found in Brazil.  Metaphysical Legend states that there was once an advanced ancient civilization called Lemuria, similar to Atlantis but more spiritually developed and peaceful.  As the end of their time on Earth was coming to an end, the Lemurians programmed these crystals to teach their messages of oneness and healing - messages that would be revealed when the energy on Earth was ready to receive them.  The Lemurians then planted (or “seeded”) the Lemurian Crystals, encoded with their ancient knowledge and wisdom, to be found centuries later by us.

The legend continues to state that Lemurian Seed Crystals are planted in a grid pattern over the surface of the Earth and beyond, to other stars and dimensions.  When you connect to a Lemurian Crystal and the energy it contains, you are also connecting to this grid of associated energies from the Earth, the stars, and beyond.

Lemurian Crystals have a distinct appearance.  Look carefully at a Lemurian Crystal and you will see horizontal striations or grooves, like “bar codes,” on one or more sides.  Commonly, the sides of a Lemurian Crystal will have alternating striated and smooth faces.  Lemurian Quartz Crystals are often found in the shape of a Laser wand, where the faces at the tip of a Lemurian Crystal are small and gently taper in size from base to tip.

As opposed to Quartz that you program, Lemurian Quartz Crystals are a type of Quartz that you activate.  As you meditate, rub your finger along the “bar codes” on the side of a Lemurian Quartz Crystal to activate and download Lemurian knowledge and connect to the Lemurian energy grid.

NOTE: Natural Pink Lemurians were discovered in one pocket of the same mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil where the Lemurian Star Seed crystals were originally found.  The pale pink coloring is due to a dusting of Hematite during the growth process. This coloring is within the layers of crystal growth.

The "New" Pink Lemurians that are currently available also have a pink to orange pink coating of oxidized Hematite. However, these are more similar to Tangerine Quartz. The Hematite on these can easily be removed and/or may chip or flake off.

Check for the alternating pattern of horizontal striations and smooth sides. If they are present, you have a Lemurian Star Seed.  If the sides are smooth all the way around, what you have is Tangerine Quartz.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 3 & 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White, Smokey
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Not uncommon
Fun Fact: A "new" find of crystals in Russia, many times called Lemurians, have been aptly named "Sacred Scribes" by Jane Ann Dow. These crystals impart information and wisdom from the ancients.

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Leopardskin Jasper (Jaguar Stone)   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Leopardskin Jasper (also called Jaguar Stone) is a great stone to utilize when connecting/communicating with the animal kingdom, in both the physical and spiritual planes. Leopardskin Jasper is connected with Shamanism, helping to discover personal animal totems (power animals) and learning how to work with them. Leopardskin Jasper also aides in out of body experiences and journeying. It is a powerful protection stone.

Like all Jaspers, Leopardskin Jasper is closely associated with strength and vitality, and brings stability to those who may be experiencing chaotic energies in this incarnation. Once attuned to this stone, Leopardskin Jasper is known for attracting harmonious vibrations into one's existence, which correspond to one's direct needs, but not necessarily desires. This includes the attraction of certain circumstances and people that are conducive to one's own personal growth.

Leopardskin Jasper is known for its healing energies and is of immense benefit for those experiencing chronic health conditions. Facilitating self-healing, Leopardskin Jasper is an important component of one's medicine bag, and is great for body layouts.

In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. Jasper reminds people to help each other.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Gemini
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions (iron hydrates)
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Most commonly a tan to beige colored stone with "spots" and/or bands of darker colors (red, pink, brown, black, gray, and/or olive green) which resemble the spots found on a Leopard.
Location: Mexico, South America, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The Native American Shaman frequently used Leopardskin Jasper as a protective stone during ritual.

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Lepidolite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Known as a stone of transition, Lepidolite helps to shift and restructure old energy patterns, bringing light and hope to a situation. Use Lepidolite to reduce stress associated with change. Lepidolite brings balance and inner peace, helping one to see reasons behind any negative experiences, so they can improve on them. Lepidolite promotes spiritual transcendence and cosmic awareness, particularly assisting in the course of meditation and/or prayer.

The soothing energy of Lepidolite can be used to help those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Lepidolite can also be an ally to a parent of a child with ADHD, or hyperactivity. Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, can be greatly reduced by utilizing Lepidolite. Ameliorating ailments involving the nervous system, Lepidolite can help those with Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Lepidolite contains trace amounts of Lithium, which explains why it is so helpful for achieving emotional balance. Due to its Lithium content, Lepidolite carries the benefit of clearing away depression after the emotion has served its purpose in one's personal growth.

Lepidolite is good for helping to absorb electromagnetic pollution and is said to work best for this when placed next to the computer.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Mica
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: KLi2Al (Al, Si) 3O10(F,OH)2, Potassium Lithium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Violet to pale pink. Lepidolite varies in color depending on the amount of Lithium included.
Location: Africa, Brazil, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name "Lepidolite" comes from the Greek "lepidos," which means "scale."

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Lithium Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Very popular for its metaphysical properties, Lithium Quartz brings emotional peace, stress release, and relaxation.  A powerful, yet gentle healer, Lithium Quartz balances the brain and the emotions.  Calming and soothing, Lithium Quartz uplifts the mental and emotional bodies, and gently moves repressed anger and grief to the surface so it can be healed.  Lithium Quartz Crystal can also heal emotional issues from past lives.

Use Lithium Quartz to open and heal the Heart Chakra, or with the Third Eye Chakra for powerful meditations.  Lithium Quartz can also activate and cleanse all of the Chakras.  A good stone to use when working with pets or plants.  Lithium Quartz can be used to assist in addiction withdrawal as well as issues of insomnia, anxiety and/or panic disorders.  Lithium Quartz is also said to purify water.

The Lithium contained in this Quartz is the same mineral used in antidepressant medication, but in its pure form as it comes out of the Earth.  When combined with Clear Quartz, the natural antidepressant properties of Lithium are amplified.

Lithium Quartz is a combination of pure clear quartz with inclusions of Lithium rich minerals.  The Lithium is often seen as a pale pink to mauve phantom within the quartz.  It is the presence of the Lithium that makes this Quartz Crystal so special.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Lithium rich minerals
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White with pale pink to mauve inclusions, many times with phantoms
Location: Lithium Deposits can be found World wide including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, Madagascar
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Various amounts of Lithium can be included in other crystals/minerals such as Lepidolite, Pink Spodumene, and Petalite

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Magnesite   ( Apr 09, 2014 )

Magnesite, which is a magnesium carbonate, is found in both a crystalline (very rare) form as well as a noduled mass which resembles “brains” or chewing gum. While its main color is white, Magnesite can also be found in grey, yellow or brown. Because of its similarities to Turquoise, Magnesite (as well as Howlite) is very often dyed blue to create a more economical version of Turquoise.

Work with Magnesite when you need to feel calm, especially when over-worked, over-stressed and trying to keep up with the demands of family. Magnesite opens up the Crown and Third Eye chakras to enhance deep relaxation during yoga, meditation and creative visualization, as it quiets the mind, thus enabling new ideas, thoughts and visions to come forward. It can also work well with the Heart chakra by encouraging unconditional, heart-felt love.

Physically, Magnesite may help lower cholesterol levels; relieves migraines and headaches; reduces body odor; strengthens bones and teeth; regulates extremes in body temperature and helps with PMS symptoms.

Note: Because it is soft and easily scratched, it may be best to keep your Magnesite in a soft pouch when not in use.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Libra
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates (Calcite Group)
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: MgCO3 - Magnesium Carbonate                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hardness: 3.5 - 4.5

Physical:
Color: White; sometimes Grey, Yellow or Brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Native Americans often used Magnesite beads as a form of currency.

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Mahogany Obsidian   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Providing both grounding and protection, Mahogany Obsidian brings strength in time of need. It eliminates blockages, relieves tension and stimulates growth on all levels.

Work with Mahogany Obsidian when you want to reclaim your power.

A stone of reflection, Mahogany Obsidian helps to show us what needs our attention in this moment, while aiding with self-acceptance and self confidence. Mahogany Obsidian is often used to aid in the decision making process. It allows us to make significant changes in the most challenging areas of our lives.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Vibration: 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 5-5.5
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities

Physical:
Color: Black and brown Obsidian swirled together.
Location: Most common in volcanic regions like the Cascade Volcanic Mountain range which stretches from California to Washington State, USA
Rarity: Not as common as other types of Obsidian, but by no means rare either

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Malachite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Malachite is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention.  Malachite absorbs energy and draws emotions to the surface.  It clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart and Throat Chakras.  An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.  For this reason, many metaphysicians recommend using Malachite in small doses.

Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative.  One of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps the user acknowledge, draw out, and discharge negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings.  Malachite’s ability to draw out negative energy can assist in discovering the energy blocks and patterns that may be causing physical disease.

Highly protective, Malachite absorbs pollution, purifies, and shields against radioactivity.  Malachite can be useful in easing menstrual cramps and childbirth.  Use Malachite on the Third-Eye to facilitate psychic vision,  while Malachite held on the Heart Chakra will bring balance and fidelity to relationships with other people.

Physically, Malachite is a wonderful equalizing and balancing agent.  It  protects against radiation and has been used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, swollen joints, broken bones and torn muscles.

Note: Malachite absorbs negative energy easily, but holds it within the stone until it is cleaned, so it is important to “clear” your Malachite often.  See the News article in the left navigation that offers some methods of clearing your crystals.  Do not use salt to clear polished Malachite as it will damage the finish.

For more information on the differences in copper minerals, click here http://www.healingcrystals.com/Copper_Minerals_Articles_12085.html


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  Heart, Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Malachite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2, Copper Carbonate Hydroxide
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: Banded light to dark green (if polished or tumbled). Crystals may appear as deeper shades of green to black.
Many specimens of Malachite combine with other minerals, such as Azurite, Cuprite, or Chrysocolla.
Location: Worldwide including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Congo, Greenland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, UK, USA, Zambia, Zaire
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact:  During the middle ages. Malachite was worn for protection from sorcery and black magic.

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Manganese with Sugilite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Manganese with Sugilite is a fairly recent discovery from South Africa. Sugilite often contains black matrix, reddish brown or yellowish blotches. Bright purple stones with little matrixing or blotches are the most valued.

Manganese combined with Sugilite makes an excellent headache remedy. Hold a piece of Manganese with Sugilite in order to allow pain to be transferred to the stone. Manganese with Sugilite has been used to dispel all types of discomfort and feelings of disorder. Hold the stone and allow the negative energies to be released into the black Manganese w/Sugilite. Cleanse after each use.

A mineral of bonding, Manganese brings people closer together, activating the energies of cooperation in group efforts. Manganese stimulates spontaneity, creativity and enhances positive energy. Manganese produces a grounding effect which can help to balance the emotions and the physical body. It acts as a bridge, building a connection between the conscious self and the angelic realm.

Sugilite is a major spiritual stone, promoting individual as well as universal love. Sugilite can help in understanding the "big questions" in life. Especially helpful for those who feel alienated and alone, Sugilite helps the user to understand the purpose for their existence.

Known as "The Healer's Stone", Sugilite is said to enhance one's healing and psychic abilities. Sugilite is also believed by some to lessen learning disabilities like dyslexia, and to help with more serious disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart Chakra
Astrological sign(s):  Sagittarius, Virgo
Vibration: Number: Number 2, Number 3, Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness:  6 – 6.5
Chemical Composition:  KNa2Li3 (Fe,Mg,Al)2Si12O30 Potassium Sodium Lithium Iron Manganese Aluminum

Physical:
Color:  Pink, Lavender, Purple
Location:  Australia, Canada, Italy, South Africa
Rarity: Uncommon

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Meteorite, Canyon Diablo   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Canyon Diablo Meteorites are completely metallic and carry a high vibration of energy that can assist during any type of transition.  By activating the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, the Canyon Diablo Meteor Ore has the potential to bring visions, enhance telepathy, and spiritual growth.  It will help to support and maintain new progress of the soul, while integrating these new experiences into one's physical reality.  The Canyon Diablo Meteorite is a wonderful for grounding and working with magnetic energies.

Meteorites in general are used often to send long distance healing or healing to those who are absent.  The Meteorite is a wonderful tool to use when trying to break an old habit or to ease the fear attached to any phobia. Meteorites bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.  They assist in the evolution of human consciousness.

All Meteorites that make it to our planet without burning up are gifts bearing information from other worlds for the betterment of all.  They are regarded by many cultures as sacred gifts from God or the Universe and are well-known in metaphysical circles for their vibrant other-worldly energy.  Meteorites assist in spiritual growth, enhance psychic abilities, and are often used to connect with beings from other realms.  Meditation with a Meteorite helps one to receive and channel information about the possibility of living a life in another galaxy.  Meteorites are believed to help all in their ascension process into the higher realities.  Astrologers can also use this unique energy to improve information and accuracy.

Physically, Canyon Diablo Meteorites can fortify the blood, facilitate speedier healing, and offer support to those with chronic or long-term illnesses.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: N/A - Meteor made of Iron.
Crystal System: Hexoctahedral
Chemical Composition: (FeNi) Iron Nickel. Iron meteorites are classified into thirteen major groups and consist primarily of iron-nickel alloys with minor amounts of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus.
Hardness: 4-5

Physical:
Color: Brown, Brown/Black
Location: Meteorites are almost always named after the location in which they were found. Other Meteorite occurrences (to name a few) include Australia, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Siberia, and the USA
Rarity: Common with over 31,000 documented finds as of 2006. The Iron/Nickel variety averages 5.7% of these finds.
Fun Fact:  The Canyon Diablo crater, formed when a meteorite crashed to Earth between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, was considered a sacred spot by many Native Americans. Mining is off limits at Canyon Diablo now because it is designated as parkland. These Meteorites were collected as "spillover" from outside the crater and outside of the no-mining areas.  These are rare and hard to find meteor specimens.

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Mexican Fire Opal   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Mexican Fire Opal

Fire Opal is a stone of luck, abundance, creativity and passion. It enhances intuition and helps you make better decisions by letting you trust your instincts. Fire Opal brings a zest for variety and spices up your life.  New business ventures can benefit from Fire Opal by placing one in the cash register or near the front entrance.

Fire Opal increases psychic abilities and is an excellent stone for communication with fire spirits and meditating on the four elements.  It can increase vitality and sexuality, bringing relationships more passion.  Fire Opal also helps one become comfortable with being independent and seeking a new direction in their lives.

Physically, Fire Opals aide in blood disorders; ease lower back pain; increase libido and fertility and help ease disorders of the abdomen and liver.

Because Fire Opals are relatively soft, and contain a fair amount of water, they should be cleansed in water to keep them hydrated.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Sacral
Astrological sign(s):  Aries, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration:  Number 1
Planet – Mars; Element – Fire/Water
Crystal Companion: Moonstone, Rainbow Obsidian

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness:  5
Chemical Composition: SiO2.nH2O - Hydrated Silicon Dioxide

Physical:
Color:  Orange, Red
Location:  Mexico, Australia
Rarity: Fairly Common

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Mica   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Mica forms in layered sheets, plates or “books”. The most common form of Mica is known as Muscovite. Other varieties include Anandite, Fuchsite and Lepidolite. It comes in many colors, often with a sheen or sparkle.

Because of its insulating properties, it has been used in technological areas, as well as home building and appliances.  As such, Mica can protect against negative energy. It can balance the earth’s energies and is useful to have near areas that are prone to earthquakes.  Mica shields against jealousy, anger and violence. Use it at work when you want to shield your coworkers against your personal life/problems. Mica keeps the peace in drama-prone households.

Physically, use Mica to help with insomnia. It can benefit the digestive system and intestines. Mica keeps blood sugar levels steady; aides with dehydration; improves concentration and memory; improves stamina and strength.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number:  8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Mica
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness:  2.5
Chemical Composition:  KAI2(AISi3O10)(OH)2

Physical:
Color:  White, Brown, Grey, Green, Violet, Yellow, Red, Colorless
Location:  Brazil, US, Switzerland, Russia, Czechoslovakia
Rarity: Common

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Moldavite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Moldavite was formed about 20 million years ago by meteor showers crashing to Earth. The impact of the meteorites caused the existing rock material in the Earth to melt and fuse with the meteor, creating a new gemstone made of both extraterrestrial and terrestrial material. The origins of Moldavite are credited with this stone’s unique energies.

Moldavite has a medium to deep green hue with natural etchings and is translucent when held up to a light source. Working with all of the chakras, Moldavite is most closely associated with the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras. Moldavite enhances inner journeys, channeling, cosmic consciousness, and awareness of inter-dimensional or extraterrestrial energies. Moldavite reminds us how our Earth is but one place in a much larger system of the cosmos.

Moldavite's effects can range from powerful to subtle, depending on the person, and can help one to accelerate their spiritual growth, opening the chakras to higher frequencies of energy. Many crystal healers use Moldavite to enhance energetic connections between the Etheric fields and the chakras. When using Moldavite for Meditation, you may want to keep a good grounding stone nearby, such as Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, or Obsidian, due to Moldavite's intense vibrational energies.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 2 & 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Familiy: Tektite
Crystal System: Amorphous (non-crystalline)
Chemical Composition: Varies but is mostly silica glass with impurities of magnesium, iron and other elements.
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color: Green
Location: Czech Republic
Rarity: The only gem quality Tektite found in the world. Relatively common. Supply is quite abundant.
Fun Fact: Moldavites are found in a "splash field" centered around the Czech Republic.

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Mookaite Jasper   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

“The term 'Mookaite' is an unofficial, locally coined name for a silicified porcelanite which forms in the weathering profile of a geological formation known as Windalia Radiolarite (WR), a Lower Cretaceous siltstone that outcrops over much of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia.” - Mindat.org

Mookaite (also called Australian Jasper) is a powerful healing stone that helps provide stability to one’s perspective of life, helping make the right decisions based on objective knowledge. Mookaite connects one to the energies of the earth, allowing for a deeper connection to the eternal instinct of the spirit in human form. Working with Mookaite during meditation can help to connect with ancestors' spirits, bringing an intuitive understanding of the natural evolution of the spirit. Mookaite balances the Root, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye Chakras, and can improve the flow of energy between these chakras. One can use Mookaite to access genetic memory to help awaken all of one's abilities.

Mookaite may assist in helping to slow the aging process by changing internal beliefs regarding that process, and by reminding one that the spirit is eternal. Mookaite can assist during pregnancy, encouraging healthy development of the fetus. Mookaite is also a wonderful stone to use in a supportive role when working with animals. It is a rainmaker stone, which can aid dehydrated and dry climates by bringing in moisture. Mookaite can also assists in the growth of gardens by providing maximum growth conditions.

Hold Mookaite in your hand during meditation to help with the release of old patterns that inhibit growth. Carry Mookaite in your pocket when in need of an extra boost of practical intuition. Mookaite can also encourage one to recognize life patterns to become more attuned to the natural cycles. This quality can help those who are trying to work with Law of Attraction to bring higher ideals into physical reality.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicified Porcelanite
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Cream, Brown, Tan, Mustard, Burgundy, Plum, White or in combination
Location: Mooka Creek area of Australia
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Mookaite comes from the Aboriginal term “Mooka”, which means “running waters”, indicative of the area where it is found.

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Moonstone   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Moonstone is associated with the Moon and is a wonderfully helpful stone for those who seek to embrace the Goddess within. A stone of intuition and insight, Moonstone helps to connect to all of the different cycles one experiences in life. Moonstone helps to balance the emotional body, especially any aggressive tendencies in males or females. Many people find Moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress. Moonstone is used to protect those who travel on or by water.

Working with the Sacral, Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, Moonstone connects us to Divine Inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding to easier decision making. Moonstone also enhances one's emotional vision, bringing greater creative abilities and freedom of expression. These properties are also enhanced by Moonstone's ability to open one up to increased synchronicities, that we often cannot see due to our being wrapped up in our daily routines. Moonstone can also offer increased patience and allowing, so those newly found synchronicities can flow into our lives unimpeded.

Physically, Moonstone can promote conception by aiding all aspects of the reproductive system. Moonstone is also known to help with digestive system, including the liver, and can aid in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. Many women like Moonstone for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles.

Moonstone prevents jet lag and provides safe travel, especially over water and at night. Keep a Moonstone in a child’s bedroom to alleviate nightmares and provide regular sleep patterns.

Charge your Moonstone by placing it on a windowsill or outdoors overnight during the full moon. You may notice the stone getting more powerful as the moon reaches its fullest point, and losing its potency as the moon wanes. 


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar (Variety of Oligoclase)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate                                                                            
Hardness: 6

Physical:
Color: Reminiscent of moonlight, Moonstone glows with pale shades of white, brown, peach, cream, and pearly gray color, and is somewhat translucent.
Location: Australia, Burma, Canada, Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Common

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Moqui Marbles   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Also called Shaman Stones, Mochi Marbles, Moqui Balls©, or Maqui Marbles, these fascinating brown spheres are sandstone and iron concretions from the Navajo Sandstone in southeast Utah.  The word “Moqui” comes from the Hopi language meaning “the dead” and it is said that the deceased ancestors of the Hopi people came to Earth to play with these “marbles” at sunset.

Moqui Marbles are almost always used in pairs – a small, round stone, which is considered female, and a larger, disc-like stone which is male, can be held in each hand (female stone in left hand) to ground and protect the user and balance one’s energy.  Moqui Marbles are associated with the element of Earth and, as such, can give one a greater sense of belonging, either with people or the earth itself, without feeling stifled.  They are used for the protection of the home to guard against burglary, troublemakers, and natural occurrences such as lightning, fires and floods. Hold a Moqui Marble in each hand before bedtime to ease the mind and alleviate insomnia.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root                                
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 4, 6

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Crystal System: Amorphous (no crystal system)
Chemical Composition: Iron (Fe) Concretions
Hardness: 4-5

Physical
Color: Tan, Brown
Location: Southwestern US
Rarity: Becoming Less Common

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Morganite   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Morganite is a powerful, high vibrational, universal stone of unconditional love. A member of the Beryl family, and siblings of Emerald, Heliodor and Aquamarine, Morganite is the pink variety of Beryl. It helps to attract and maintain love. Morganite activates and cleanses the Heart Chakra, connecting to Divine Love. Holding a piece of Morganite brings a sense of deep peace and joy, both within us and with the world. This makes Morganite a favorite of many metaphysical users.

Morganite is a very gentle stone, allowing for easy, gentle release of emotions, “like an angel holding my heart”. Those overwhelmed by the huge Heart Chakra opening brought on by Rose Quartz will resonate better with Morganite’s slow, gentle opening that moves at the rate that is perfect for each user. Morganite’s clear and pure heart energy eases the pain of old emotional wounds and forgotten traumas. Unfulfilled emotional needs and unexpressed emotions are brought forth by Morganite as it nurtures the emotional body.

Morganite will open the heart to receive messages and wisdom from guides, angels and guardians. Encouraging patience and reverence for life and all living things, Morganite brings forth loving thoughts and actions, keeping the user centered in love. Morganite’s sweet energy makes it the stone of puppy love and first kisses.

Physically, Morganite eases symptoms associated with chest ailments such as emphysema and asthma. It may help with heart palpitations, thyroid problems and nervous system disorders


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Crown, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Libra
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Beryl
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2Si6O18 -  Beryllium Aluminum Silicate w/trace amounts of Manganese
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Pink, Rose
Location: Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, USA
Rarity: Somewhat Common
Fun Fact: Morganite is named after J.P. Morgan, a famous American industrialist.

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Moss Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Moss Agate is associated with nature, agriculture, and new beginnings.  Moss Agate is associated with nature spirits, bringing Earth energy into its healing.  Put Moss Agate around plants to foster better growth!  The gentle, nurturing energy of Moss Agate encourages the user to appreciate and enjoy each moment on Earth, and assists the planet in its healing as well.

Moss Agate is considered a “birthing” crystal that can assist midwives in their work.  Moss Agate helps to release old habits and promote forgiveness.  It also attracts wealth and abundance, improves self-esteem, and helps to calm and release fears.  Moss Agate also comforts and soothes emotional wounds.  Use Moss Agate to balance the Heart Chakra when releasing stress.  Moss Agate helps with depression, especially when caused by brain imbalances. Moss Agate cleanses and detoxes the circulation and elimination systems of the body.

In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life.  Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.


Metaphysical:
Chakra(s): Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 6-7

Physical:
Color:  White to transparent with green patches/inclusions (Chlorite, Hornblende, etc)
Location: Canada, India, Morocco, Brazil, South Africa, Czech Republic, Uruguay, and the USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: A semi-precious gemstone also called Mocha Stone

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Narmada River Linghams   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Found only in the Narmada River in India, Narmada Shiva Lingams (also called Bana Lingas) are a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz that is oval in shape and contains earthy hues, usually two-toned.  In ancient Sanskrit, Shiva Lingam means a “sign” or “symbol”.  These Lingams are gathered once a year in a special ceremony and then polished by hand.

The shape of the Shiva Lingam makes it a powerful energy generator appropriate for healing a unique tool for meditation and cleansing. The natural shaping and polishing process forms a very balanced ritual object that combines both masculine and feminine attributes, providing a unified vibration.

The Shiva Lingam is a stone of insight, allowing the user to recognize and let go of things (feelings, emotions, etc.) that no longer serve or have been outgrown. The lingam represents the center axis of life, connecting earth with universe.

Lingam is symbolic of the Divine Creative Manifestation. The Lingam shape is representative of the power of Shiva, the Lord of Creation, and the masculine creative energy. The markings, also known as the yoni, symbolize the feminine energy, the seed which is fertilized to manifest the creative power in the dance of the cosmos. Geologists theorize that the iron oxide, of which the yoni is composed, was impregnated in the river bed millions of years ago by a meteorite.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  All
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Vibration:   Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Complex Silicate
Crystal System: Cryptocrystalline
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 with inclusions of iron and magnesium

Physical:
Color: Cream/Brown
Location:  India
Rarity: Fairly Common, but becoming scarce

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Obsidian   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Obsidian is essentially volcanic glass. It ranges in color from an opaque black, to green, brown, mahogany, black with rainbow colors, red/black, black with snowflake patterns, black with a  golden sheen and a translucent black (Apache Tears).  Obsidian is a powerful grounding stone that provides an instant connection from the Root Chakra deep into the core of the Earth. It is not to be used lightly, as Obsidian will unleash undesirable truths and negative energy very quickly to the surface; however, when used skillfully, Obsidian releases these negative patterns/past emotional traumas so that true soul healing can begin.

Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities that do not belong.  It offers release from tension and enables one to move forward in his/her life, with a more promising outlook.

Physically, Obsidian often points to the root cause of an illness. It clears the blockages that cause disease.  Use Obsidian for detoxifying, alleviating bleeding, increasing blood circulation, and helping with the pain associated with arthritis and other joint discomfort.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 1

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Hardness: 5 - 5.5

Physical
Color: Black, Green, Blue, Brown/Black, Brown, Rainbow, Golden Sheen
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Optical Calcite (Iceland Spar)   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Also called Iceland Spar, Optical Calcite works to clear and activate all of the chakras, improving the flow of energy throughout the subtle bodies. Use Optical Calcite to clear away negative energy, and to amplify positive energy, and specifically, to help remove fear-based emotions, bringing more optimism into one's experience.

Optical Calcite is helpful for those in need of clarity, and those who are learning about Law of Attraction and manifestation. Like Clear Quartz, Optical Calcite can amplify intent, and can be programmed for a specific purpose. Optical Calcite can help one to see past errors and ways to correct them for benefit in the future. By clearing away stagnant energy blockages, Optical Calcite can bring higher energies into the chakras, encouraging spiritual development.

Physically, Optical Calcite can be used to relieve migraines; helps with eye problems. Used with other crystals, Optical Calcite will often double the healing effects.

You can read a newspaper through Optical Clear Calcite! You’re not seeing double when you look through them, though; when light passes through this transparent Calcite it bends two ways, making images appear double. Optical Calcite naturally form parallelogram shapes, making them excellent pieces for energy grids.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number: 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless
Location: Brazil, Iceland, Mexico, USA and other occurrences worldwide.
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Optical Calcite aka Iceland Spar is used for optical equipment. During World War II it was a strategic mineral used for the sighting equipment of bombardiers and gunners.

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Orange Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Orange Aventurine is considered a stone of good luck, fortune, and a manifestor of exciting new possibilities. It has been called the "Whisper Stone" since the energy of this stone helps to quiet the critical and judgmental inner voice. Orange Aventurine also calms and stills the mind of inner chatter when preparing for and during meditation.

Orange Aventurine is great when dealing with issues of self-worth. Use Orange Aventurine to help you to clear blockages between the Sacral and Third-Eye Chakras. Orange Aventurine can be used to enhance personal will by channeling energy through the Sacral Chakra for assimilation. This also helps one to be more discerning in their application of this will, so that one is aligned with the highest vibration.

Many use Orange Aventurine to encourage perseverance. Meditating with Orange Aventurine can amplify and focus energies of creativity, vitality, and determination, thereby finding new ways to overcome challenges in one’s life. Orange Aventurine is a powerful tool for focusing prana (life force) and raising confidence, and can be exceptionally helpful in the workplace.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Hematite
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Peach to deep Orange with Hematite inclusions
Location: Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means, by chance.

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Orange Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Orange Calcite helps integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body, enhances creativity, and is helpful when working with emotional issues. Use Orange Calcite to energize and cleanse the lower chakras. Orange Calcite works especially well with the Sacral Chakra to enhance the will and remove depression. Working with Orange Calcite can bring higher insights from the upper chakras down into the lower chakras for processing so they can be used in a more instinctual way without needing extended thought.

Meditating with Orange Calcite can bring insights into the causes of apathy or lethargy, allowing one to take back control over one’s life. Orange Calcite’s vital energy can serve as a catalyst for the release of past traumas that have been holding you back, allowing for optimism and joy to come in. Those experiencing depression will benefit from Orange Calcite’s infusion of bright vibrations into the lower chakras.

Physically, Orange Calcite helps with urinary tract disorders; liver, spleen and kidney function; incontinence; sexual dysfunction, and chronic fatigue.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Cancer
Vibration: Number: 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Varying shades of Orange
Location: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Orange Kyanite   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Orange Kyanite, a fairly new crystal found in Tanzania, gets its golden orange/brown coloring from inclusions of Manganese.  This is the stone of creativity, whether artists, writers, performers or musicians.

Balancing the Sacral Chakra, Orange Kyanite increases our senses, self-esteem and communication skills, enabling us to use our intuition in our decision-making.  It increases creative thinking, sexuality, and clairsentience.

Orange Kyanite instills a sense of child-like joy in all of us, enabling us to put our imaginations to work and then get out there and share our creations with others, without fear of judgment.  It guides us in facing challenges head-on, especially those with addictions. Orange Kyanite eases depression and helps to bring back a sense of optimism and positive-thinking.

Physically, Orange Kyanite assists with overcoming eating disorders; helps with libido and fertility problems; eases disorders of the bladder, digestive system and kidneys.

Kyanite is a fibrous mineral that can be found in many other colors, including blue (the most common), black, green, yellow, orange, and white. Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements, meditation, and dream-work. Kyanite brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body, centers you in preparation for meditation, and assists in receiving intuitive and psychic thoughts, as well as dream recall. Kyanite restores Qi (or Ki) to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Libra, Taurus
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Kyanite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Al2 SiO5 Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 4.5 to 6.5

Physical:
Color: Orange
Location: Africa
Rarity: Common

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Orthoclase   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Metaphysically, Orthoclase Feldspar has a pleasant, refined energy.  Orthoclase Feldspar can help overcome tragedy, as well as aligning the chakras and meridians of the physical body.  Once you have attuned to this crystal, Orthoclase Feldspar can bring great peace during times of physical or emotional trauma.

Known as the “stone of cooperative effort", Orthoclase Feldspar encourages cooperation among individuals and offers insight into group experiences.  Orthoclase Feldspar can help one find new and unconventional ways to obtain goals, and is said to foster connection to the wisdom of ancient Egypt.  Those lacking in self-confidence who carry low self-esteem can benefit from Orthoclase Feldspar's work with the Solar-Plexus Chakra, enhancing self-will and emotional strength and courage.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius, Cancer
Vibration: Master Number 44

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: K(AlSi3O8) Potassium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 6

Physical:
Color: Colorless, Greenish, Yellow to grayish Yellow, Off White, Shades of Red to Pink, Shades of Orange to Brown
Location: Worldwide including Austria, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Orthoclase is commonly used in the porcelain industry

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Pargasite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

 Pargasite                                                                                         

Pargasite is a fairly common crystal named after the location in Pargas, Finland, where it was originally found.  Pargasite is a member of the Amphibole group (Actinolite is also a member of this group). It is transparent to translucent and is most commonly found in a lime-green color.

Pargasite works with the Heart chakra to slowly and gently break down those “walls” that we have built up over time to protect ourselves from hurt. Pargasite is your gentle support in this healing process. The pale green of Pargasite's energy will surround your heart with empathy and compassion for self and others.

This is a crystal to be used for facing our fears, releasing past trauma, and encouraging forgiveness. Pargasite is a happy crystal that helps ease depression and gets us all smiling again.

Physically, Pargasite can help with issues of the heart, throat and respiratory system. Keep Pargasite with you throughout the day to keep away the doldrums and face each moment with a sense humor, love and joy.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration: Number: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crystal System: Monoclinic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hardness:  6
Chemical Composition: NaCa2(Mg,Fe++)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 - Complex Inosilicate
Physical:
Color: Light-brown, Brown, Greenish-Brown, Bluish-Green to Dark Green, and Black
Location:  Chile, France, Germany, Greenland, Italy, Pakistan, Sweden, UK, USA                                                                                                                                                                                Rarity: Common
Fun Fact:

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Peach Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Peach Quartz can help one to transcend the mundane aspects of life, to open up to the Divine, and to discover their true intent that is for the highest good. Using Peach Quartz also helps to promote an understanding of how to connect one's dreams to their reality. Peach Quartz is wonderful for releasing energy blockages within the Sacral and Higher-Heart Chakras. The clearing of these blockages can help one to recover self-respect, independence, creativity, and sociability.

Peach Quartz can support those who work in public service by keeping their focus on the needs of others. Working with Peach Quartz can help regulate and balance one's sex-drive and encourage one to focus on their partner during sexual intimacy. Carry Peach Quartz with you when you find it difficult to express yourself emotionally or when you feel that you are lacking in personal power.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 55

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Hematite

Physical:
Color: Pale to a medium peach color
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Common

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Peridot   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Peridot has also been identified as Olivine or Chrysolite. Most Peridot contains magnesium- rich Forsterite. Its color is caused by the presence of iron ions.

A high-vibrational Heart Chakra Crystal, Peridot carries a positive energy that is helpful for those undergoing traumatic emotional situations. The strong Heart Chakra energies are what give Peridot its ability to bring out unconditional Love and help those who are working to lessen the effects of the ego in their lives.

Peridot can work with both the Heart and Solar-Plexus Chakras to affect an understanding of the role relationships play in one’s life, whether romantic, friendly, or otherwise. As such, Peridot is a good crystal to wear or carry during interaction with others. Peridot is also a protective crystal, offering a supportive energy to keep chakras in balance and alignment, especially after any type of energy healing work has been done on the body. These "maintenance" type energies make Peridot exceptional in group situations, offering its upbeat and comforting vibe to all nearby.

Physically, gemmy Peridot offers deep healing vibrations to the whole body, and can be especially helpful to those recovering from illness or accidents. Specifically, Peridot can bring healing to the lungs, heart, and stomach, and is believed to assist in childbirth.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 5, 6 & 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Olivine
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, Magnesium Iron Silicate
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color: Shades of green-from yellow-green, grass green, pale emerald green, green/brown to green/black
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Olivine is known by many names. Besides its actual mineral names (the combination of Forsterite and Fayalite), it is known as Chrysolite, "Evening Emerald", and Peridot.

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Petalite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Petalite is often called Angel Stone, due to its ability to strengthen/further one’s angelic connections. Petalite also enhances the connection with ancient civilizations, spiritual guides and totem animals.

A high vibration stone, Petalite opens a doorway to Christ/Cosmic consciousness, aiding in contact, visions and powerful healing. Petalite has been used to successfully cut attached cords/ties and release all negative energies from the physical, mental, emotional and Etheric bodies. Petalite aids in smoothing the auric field.

Petalite is a wonderful companion to use during meditation and vision quests, as it enhances and deepens the state. Petalite balances the male/female, yin/yang energies providing a quality of stability. Petalite helps to open the Throat Chakra so that one can speak with clarity and precision. It also helps to open and activate the Crown and higher chakras to stimulate clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, and intuition.

Petalite is unsurpassed in dispelling stress, depression, anxiety, hysteria and hallucinatory dissociation. Carrying Petalite will keep you calm and centered under any circumstances. Petalite should be used in any type of healing modality as its subtle energies are unusually sensitive to human chemistry and energy.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Petalite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: LiAlSi4O10 Lithium aluminum silicate
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Colorless, white, grey, yellow/gray, pink
Location: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common, Pink less common
Fun Fact: From the Greek petalon - "leaf" in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.

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Petrified Wood   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Petrified Wood, which is also known as Fossilized Wood or Agatized Wood, forms when a tree has died and silicon dioxide forms in place of the wood that degrades until there is no wood left, only Quartz. It works with the Root and Sacral Chakras to bring wonderful healing energies to both physical and emotional issues. Many people like Petrified Wood for its ancient energies, lending to enhanced past-life work. Petrified Wood teaches us patience and helps us to understand how to allow life to evolve in perfection. Working with its grounding energies can encourage one to live life as a spiritual being within this physical realm.

Many people like to use Petrified Wood to help connect with the energies of the Earth. Petrified Wood is a great way for city dwellers to keep the vibrations of nature near in the concrete jungle. Meditation with Petrified Wood may take you back to connect with a time when your Spirit was cradled by Nature. Petrified Wood encourages people to respect and look after their environment, ever finding ways to live simply, in harmony with the Spirit of the planet. Carry Petrified Wood with you when you feel disconnected from Nature.

Physically, tumbled Petrified Wood is said to help all types of healing, and especially any issues associated with age, such as Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and arthritis.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Virgo
Vibration: Number 77

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Fossil wood replaced by Chalcedony and sometimes also by Opal, Coal, Pyrite and/or Calcite.
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Brown, Black/Brown, Cream, Tan, Red, Yellow
Location: Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Thailand, USA
Rarity: Common

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Phantom Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

A Phantom is a crystal or mineral deposit within a crystal.  While the color of Phantoms will vary from crystal to crystal, depending upon the type of mineral of which they are made, Phantoms look like the “ghost” of a crystal within another crystal.  Phantoms are formed when the growth of a crystal has been interrupted and then begins to grow again.  Often, the original mineral gets washed away, leaving only the Quartz to grow afterwards.

Quartz Phantoms are symbolic of universal awareness and the many phases of the cycle of life.  Phantoms are believed to bring great healing to the Earth by helping to assimilate the past.

You can use Phantoms to facilitate inner growth, and when in need of help in understanding and resolving past issues in your life.  Meditating with Phantoms can help one uncover hidden information and repressed memories and bring them to the surface for final resolution and release.  This type of self-work can often precipitate great transformation in one’s life.

Clear Quartz Phantoms are excellent for balancing and aligning all the Chakras to the Crown Chakra.  Those who are interested in spiritual growth and connection with the higher realms may find Clear Quartz Phantoms particularly helpful since the White Phantoms inside work with the Crown Chakra to integrate the experiences of the higher self into the other Chakras.

While all Phantoms are facilitators for growth, Green Chlorite Phantom Crystals specifically work on self-healing and regeneration, and facilitate detoxification.  They help to ground excessive emotions into the Earth, thereby helping the user in achieving a state of balance.

Green Chlorite Phantoms are great for helping one recognize the Earth as a living being, and connecting to Her on a soul-level.  Many energy workers use Green Chlorite Phantom Crystals when doing global healing, as well as personal and individual healing.  Green Chlorite helps to cleanse the aura and align the chakras, and this characteristic is amplified by the Quartz which houses it.

Amethyst Phantoms are specific to spiritual growth, especially when experiencing a “plateau“.  Amethyst Phantoms can inspire one to release the past by putting it into perspective and inspiring personal growth, with lessons learned.

Amethyst Phantoms can be instrumental for those working on past-life issues, and can be great for those who are experiencing blocks that inhibit their intuition.  Sometimes these intuitive blocks can be a result of past negative experiences involving psychic abilities, either during childhood or in a previous life.  Using an Amethyst Phantom can trigger the release of such blockages while still retaining the knowledge of how and why it occurred.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All (varies depending on color)
Astrological sign(s): All (varies depending on color)
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with a variety of mineral inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, colorless Quartz with a variety of mineral inclusions including Hematite, Chlorite, and Lithium to name a few. Other Quartz such as Smoky Quartz, Citrine and Amethyst can also be seen as phantoms within a crystal or be the main crystal which hosts the phantom.
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz Phantoms have also been referred to as Ghost crystals, Spectre crystals and Shadow crystals.

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Phenacite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Phenacite is an extremely powerful and intense stone. Phenacite is highly sought after by metaphysicians due to its high energy frequency/vibration. Phenacite is a powerful Third Eye activator and Crown Chakra stone, opening the user to visionary intuition and higher awareness of the spiritual realms (including the Angelic realms and Ascended Masters), as well as facilitating the downloading of spiritual knowledge. Phenacite also activates the higher chakras (above the crown) and assists in alignment with the higher self.

Phenacite accesses the Akashic Record, helping to identify and release dis-ease. When used in combination, Phenacite helps to amplify the healing energy of other stones. Phenacite will help to deepen meditation and assists in bringing the higher self/unconditional love/Christ consciousness into reality. Phenacite strengthens community, helping to bring individuals together and building unity for a common purpose/goal.

Phenacite is a stone recommended for advanced crystal workers. When using Phenacite, it is useful to keep a good grounding stone, such as Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, or Hematite nearby. Phenacite is a true multidimensional healer.

Physically, Phenacite can assist in the relief of eye strain or tension within the optic nerves.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Be2SiO4, Beryllium silicate
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Colorless, white are the most common but may also be tinted yellow, brown or pink.
Location: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, USA
Rarity: Pure Phenacite crystals are rare, but its association (growth) with other minerals such as Topaz, Beryl, Chrysoberyl, Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Apatite, Cassiterite and others make Phenacite easier to find and purchase.
Fun Fact: The name Phenacite, or the alternate spelling, Phenakite, was named in 1833 by Nordenskiold from the Greek for "deceiver" because it was often mistaken for quartz. In 1811, 20 years before it was recognized as a new mineral, Phenacite was identified as "White Tourmaline".

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Picture Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

The swirling patterns and banding that adorn Picture Jasper are said to be images from the past that Mother Earth is willing us to see. These images may lead to a better understanding of our past fears. Picture Jasper gives us the chance to see the bigger picture and move forward with courage and confidence.  Use this stunning stone to begin a new business venture without the fear of failure.

Take a piece of Picture Jasper with you when traveling to other countries to gain a better understanding of their cultures.  A stone of creative visualization, Picture Jasper can be an aide in bringing your goals and dreams into reality. Because of its connection to the earth, Picture Jasper is wonderful stone to work with for conservationists.

Physically, Picture Jasper can be used to quit smoking by staring into the pictures during a craving, thus causing you to relax and move on. Picture Jasper keeps the immune system healthy, alleviates skin disorders and is helpful for lung disorders and allergies.   

Jasper comes in a wide variety of colors.  A type of Chalcedony, Jasper is a protective, nurturing stone that absorbs and transmutes negative energies.  Jasper is often used for balancing the subtle bodies and aligning the Chakras.   Jasper is a great aid for those seeking to bring practicality into their life, but not boredom.  Jasper promotes vitality and perseverance, and can boost energy when one is running particularly low. By working with multiple colors of Jasper on their corresponding Chakras, one can experience the unifying effect offered by this family of stones.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s):  Leo, Capricorn
Vibration: Number:  8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2  - Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color:  Brown, Tan, Cream
Location:  Africa, US
Rarity:  Common

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Pietersite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Pietersite, also known as the Tempest Stone, is a high vibration stone that is used by many healers in their energy work. It works to activate and balance the Third-Eye and Solar-Plexus Chakras, and is known as the stone that holds "the keys to heaven". This chatoyant stone is very popular with healers for its ability to stimulate the Pineal gland, thus enhancing one's intuition and insight. When working with Pietersite for these purposes, one will find that its ability to increase one's will can help to facilitate progress with specific spiritual goals.

Be aware that power and strength are amplified with Pietersite, and can come with a release of any emotions that have been previously repressed. These characteristics beg one to be somewhat prepared when working with the energies of Pietersite. This quality can be quite helpful to those working with deeply buried, past life issues that are creating conflicts in the present.

Pietersite can protect one from bad weather conditions, especially while driving. At home, it will calm nervous pets (and their owners) who are afraid of thunderstorms. Creative types will find more self-confidence in themselves and their abilities when wearing or carrying Pietersite for any length of time. Pietersite can help one to find creative solutions to problems.

Meditating with Pietersite can facilitate a deep meditative state, even to the point of trances and out of body experiences, depending on the individual’s desires and experience. The energies of this of stone can clear blockages and bring light into the subtle bodies, allowing for greater progress in one's spiritual life.

Physically, Pietersite can assist with such issues as exhaustion, confusion, headaches and all types of breathing difficulties.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2+Na2(Mg,Fe,AI)5(OH/Si4O11)2)
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Colors include various blues, golds and reds, that may appear together or alone. Location: China, Namibia
Rarity: Due to limited locations, Pietersite is uncommon
Fun Fact: Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while he was prospecting some farmland in Namibia, Africa.

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Pink (Mangano) Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Pink Calcite, also known as Manganoan Calcite or Mangano Calcite, is a stone of peace and well-being. By enhancing the flow of energy from the Crown Chakra down into the Heart Chakra, Pink Calcite can attract new opportunities to learn the concept of Universal Love. Pink Calcite can help healers and counselors forge a strong, energetic bond with a patient, allowing the healing vibrations to travel to the right location on the client. Pink Calcite can be very calming when held in the hand during meditation or energy work.

Pink Calcite is a stone that can be used in order to boost self-confidence and self-esteem as well as enhance compassion toward others. Pink Calcite is also beneficial for those enduring any type of emotional trauma, including abuse, the death of someone close or a break-up. Those who suppress their emotions will benefit from Pink Calcite's ability to root out deep-seated causes for acknowledgment and release. Clearing the nadis (energy channels) and enhancing the flow of energy between the Crown and Heart Chakras, Pink Calcite can help to clear the emotional center of stagnant or negative energies, making room for new experiences of Divine Love. Pink Calcite is extremely helpful for long distance healers.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra, Cancer
Vibration: Number 4, 55

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates  
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Pale Pink, many times with white banding
Location: South Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Mangano Calcite aka Manganoan Calcite gets its name due to the rich content of Manganese found in this particular form of Calcite.

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Pink Aventurine   ( Mar 21, 2013 )

Pink Aventurine works with the Higher-Heart Chakra, and can impart a wonderful sense of well-being. Most people find Pink Aventurine to be a very calming stone that can help clear the way for an understanding of alternatives in one's life, removing any feelings of being trapped in a certain circumstance. Pink Aventurine can also facilitate creative inspiration tempered by knowledge of practicality, so that one's true options are illuminated among those that will not ultimately come to fruition.

Meditating with Pink Aventurine can aid in balancing the subtle bodies and reinforcing the flow of energy through them. Physically, Pink Aventurine can help with health issues involving circulation, blood and the immune system. Pink Aventurine can also been used for detoxification.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide many times with inclusions of Mica, Hematite, etc.

Physical:
Color: White, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Peach
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Tibet
Rarity: Common

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Pink Opal   ( Nov 21, 2013 )

Pink Opal is a variety of Common Opals that are more opaque and do not carry that “opal fire”.  It is a lovely stone to keep with you as it helps to bring the joy back into your life. Use Pink Opal when you need to get rid of old patterns that are no longer working for you, as well as giving you insight into ways that will help to enhance your emotional, spiritual and intellectual self. You can use this “stone of renewal” to aide in your journey of self-acceptance and love.  Pink Opal can keep you calm and centered.

Physically, Pink Opal soothes irritated skin; helps with issues relating to the lungs, heart, liver and spleen; is beneficial for those with hypoglycemia and diabetes.

Note: Because Opals contain water, do not leave them in sunlight or they will become brittle and break.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart
Astrological sign(s):  Cancer, Libra, Pisces, Scorpio
Vibration:  Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Family:  Mineraloids

Crystal System:  Amorphous
Hardness:  6
Chemical Composition:  SiO2nH2O - Hydrated Silica
 

Physical:
Color:  Pink and White to Cream and Lavender
Location:  Australia, Africa, Brazil, Peru, UK
Rarity: Fairly Common
Fun Fact:

 

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Pink Sapphire   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Fast-acting Pink Sapphire clears out emotional blockages, enhances self-reliance, and attracts all that is needed for spiritual evolution and growth.  Pink Sapphire has been used as an aid in telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection.

Working on the Higher Heart Chakra, Pink Sapphire connects the holder with, and inspires love on all levels (physical, Higher Self, Divine, Unconditional/Universal).  Pink Sapphire can help to enhance concentration and focus, making it a wonderful stone for students of all ages.

In general, Sapphire is a stone of peace, tranquility, spiritual healing and spiritual truth.  Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source.  This makes Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.  Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.

A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace.  Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition.  Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.

Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history.  There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests.

Physically, Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress. Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number  7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Pink Sapphire is an (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide with traces of Chromium
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Pale to medium Pink, hot pink, lavender
Location: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Pakistan, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It also has been deemed the gemstone of choice given for the 5th and 45th anniversaries of marriage.

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Pink Spinel   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Spinel comes from the Latin word, “spina”, which means “spine” and describes the sharp, needle-like formations that create Spinel crystals.

Pink Spinel offers gentle energy renewal, and is useful to those suffering from chronic conditions and fatigue.  Protective in a quiet, gentle way, Pink Spinel can be used as a Talisman to carry the love of the giver.  This makes Pink Spinel a great stone for long-distance relationships or times when couples cannot physically be together.  Sometimes called the “Fairy Godmother” stone, Pink Spinel is also a good gift for children, holding the continuing love and protection of the giver.

In general, Spinel is a stone of calm and renewal.  Offering encouragement in difficult situations, Spinel can help ease a situational crisis, such as a job change or a divorce.  Spinel lowers stress and anxiety, and physically reduces inflammation.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Leo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Spinel
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: MgAl2O4 , Magnesium Aluminum Oxide
Hardness: 7.5-8

Physical:
Color: Pink
Location: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Greenland, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Spinel forms in sparkling, eight-sided crystals, and comes in a wide range of colors.  Red and Pink Spinel crystals were often confused with Rubies or Pink Sapphires throughout history. In fact, many Rubies, of notable fame belonging to crown jewel collections, were found to actually be Spinels. Perhaps the greatest mistake of this kind is the Black Prince's Ruby set in the British Imperial State Crown.

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Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Pink Tourmaline, also called Rubellite, belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Elbaite is by far the most colorful group, including Indicolite (blue to blue/green), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).

Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) brings cognitive awareness and experience of Universal Love. Rubellite is a very positive crystal, and is supportive of those who work with it, bringing strength during any trials in one's life. It has balancing properties which help one to move away from extremes, and into more equitable emotional and intellectual perspectives. Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) opens and brings a higher vibration to the Heart Chakra. It is excellent for connecting with the Earth on an emotional level. This connection illuminates the relation between the Earth and Humanity, and helps one to live that relationship in a way that promotes the health of our planet.

Rubellite also works with the Root Chakra, bringing strength, courage, and conviction to endeavors that are based on Love. It helps to gain the courage to overcome issues that hold the heart hostage, such as abusive relationships and negative work situations, and to recognize how why these issues come to be in one's life. Bringing the power to break free of such conditions, Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) can then provide emotional support for the transitional period when one is learning to live free of these destructive patterns that no longer serve.

Pink Tourmaline can also facilitate the great emotional healing that takes place during and after a breakup, or other loss, but excels at healing old emotional wounds from childhood. Pink Tourmaline can help open up the Heart Chakra of those who have been closed off for years, and ultimately bring the joy back into living. This action improves the overall circulation of energy throughout the subtle bodies and the chakras.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Root
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 1, 2, 4, 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates/Borosilicates
Family: Tourmaline (more specifically Elbaite)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Na(Li,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3 (OH)4, Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep pink, red, red-violet
Location: Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Myanmar, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Rubellite was named after the Latin word rubell(us), which means “reddish”.

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Prasiolite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Prasiolite (also called Vermarine, Green Amethyst or Greened Amethyst) helps to energetically link the physical aspects of the Human self with the spiritual aspects of Higher Self. Prasiolite brings the higher vibration energy of Divine though the heart and into the physical.

Prasiolite helps to ease discomfort for those who find it difficult to express emotion. It is a reminder that all are part and parcel of the Divine, unconditional loving Source. Those who have issues of self-worth or lack self-confidence will find working with Prasiolite helps to foster a deep appreciation and acceptance of self.

Prasiolite is an excellent stone to use when connecting the higher energy of Source to the grounding energy of Earth. This allows a powerful healing energy to flow from the heart into the Earth, removing any discordant, negative energy and filling the space with the capacity for renewed growth. Healers who work with stones also find that Prasiolite will work in a similar manner. Higher, healing energies flow from Source, into the heart, and through the hands, allowing the removal of these energies.

Prasiolite is sometimes called “Green Amethyst” or “Greened Amethyst”, but it is important to note that almost all of the Green Amethyst crystals that you see on the market have had their color lab enhanced.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 4 & 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Leek green, pale to medium
Location: Brazil, Poland
Rarity: Natural occurrences are quite rare. Heat treated Amethyst is much more common.
Fun Fact: Prasiolite is a common name given to any quartz cluster or crystal that is specifically leek green in color. In fact, the word "Prasiolite" derives from the Greek word, "Prason", meaning “leek”.

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Prehnite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Known as the Stone of Prophecy, Prehnite has long been used by South African indigenous shamans. Prehnite boosts prophetic abilities, and is a good stone to use when working with tarot or crystal balls. Prehnite enhances visualization and spiritual "knowing," and aids in connecting with higher realms, including your higher self as well as spiritual and extraterrestrial beings. Lucid dreaming is induced by Prehnite, while dreams are made easier to remember and nightmares are reduced.

Prehnite is said to "heal the Healer," and can be used to revitalize your personal healing environment. Put Prehnite in your garden to create a healing sanctuary for yourself. Use Prehnite with energy grids to enhance protective fields, calm, and bring inner peace.

Prehnite fosters a strong sense of trust in Universal principles. As such, Prehnite stops hoarding of both possessions and of love by fostering a belief in the abundance and power of the Universe to manifest whatever is needed.

Prehnite clears toxins from the body and balances the meridians, and helps you say “no” to unreasonable requests. Prehnite encourages acceptance, emotional release, forgiveness, and compassion. It helps to remain true to self, uplift the spirit and find clarity of heart and mind.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Virgo
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2, Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Pale green, Lemon/Lime green, yellowish green, gray, white or colorless sometimes with needle like inclusions of Epidote.
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common--many times Prehnite is found with and associated with Zeolites, but Prehnite is not a Zeolite
Fun Fact: Prehnite was named after its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn.

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Purple Fluorite   ( Mar 21, 2013 )

Purple Fluorite enhances intuition and brings order out of chaos. Purple Fluorite dispels negative energy, especially from the environment, such as electromagnetic smog from computers and the like. It then re-energizes the atmosphere. This is a wonderful crystal to have on hand when you need to come up with new ideas; are brainstorming; have writer’s block, or need to get out of a mental rut. Purple Fluorite is excellent at increasing one’s mental capacities and inspiring creativity.

Purple Fluorite, like all the Fluorites, keeps you on track and focused on the job at hand, whether it is work related or studying for exams. Keep it with you if you find your mind wandering. It can gently encourage struggling students, especially those with learning disabilities, as it assimilates new information and provides for quick thinking.

When placed on the Crown or Third Eye chakras, Purple Fluorite can enhance communication with spirit guides, angels and nature spirits.

Physically, Purple Fluorite enhances the immune system and eases headaches (especially tension). It helps bones and teeth, eases arthritis and aides in the treatment of bone marrow illnesses. Fluorite heals scars, both emotional as well as physical. It can help with sore throats, ulcers, stomach upsets and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Crown, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Capricorn
Vibration:  Master Number 77

Geological:
Mineral Class: Halides
Family: Fluorite
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  4
Chemical Composition:  CaF2  - Calcium Fluoride

Physical:
Color:  Purple
Location:  UK, USA, Mexico, China, Brazil
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: When viewed under ultraviolet lighting, Fluorite turns fluorescent and will glow in the dark, hence its name.

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Pyrite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. Pyrite blocks energy leaks and mends auric tears. Carry Pyrite in your pocket to protect you from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being.

Traditionally, Pyrite is known as a stone of luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth and prosperity to the user, via its creative energies of manifestation, and its encouragement of following one's dreams. This quality makes Pyrite excellent for grid work and rituals. Pyrite not only deflects negative energies, but also helps to release negative and inhibiting patterns of behavior. Pyrite can enhance one's will during challenging times and supports the action necessary for personal growth and success. Meditation with Pyrite can encourage greater frequency in moments of inspiration, and its grounding action allows these higher frequencies to be grounded into the physical world.

Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being. Pyrite is helpful for any type of infection and can purify the systems of the body. Pyrite can be used to bring a feeling of increased vitality during times of hard-work or stress. Pyrite is also great for balancing one's energetic fields. If you are feeling overworked lately, with no end in sight, then Pyrite might be for you! Pyrite makes a great gift for those in convalescence.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfides
Crystal System: Isometric
Chemical Composition: (FeS2) Iron Sulfide
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Pale brassy yellow to gold
Location: Chile, Germany, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Pyrite comes from the Greek "pyr" meaning "fire", because sparks flew from it when hit with another stone or metal.

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Quantum Quattro Silica   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Quantum-Quattro Silica™ is a mineral combination of royal blue Shattuckite; robins egg blue Chrysocolla, forest green Dioptase, in honey colored Smoky Quartz with pastel green malachite.

Quantum-Quattro Silica™ is an immune system builder that is able to work within the DNA structure and cellular level to re-polarize and magnetically open the gateways to God’s direct healing light. It is effective in healing past grief induced trauma that is locked within the emotional energy field and the body’s cells, causing pain in both areas. 

Quantum Quattro Silica can and will align all energy bodies, all chakras—both on the body and above and below it—if it is used with sincere prayer, and peaceful meditation.
Used in conjunction with the sun’s rays from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. will bring the greatest physical healing.  Used from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. will bring the greatest emotion healing, especially on full, new, and moonless nights.  Placing Quantum on the Third Eye will bring mental clarity and spiritual insight in angelic and earthly realms, and in a most nonjudgmental and personally insightful way.

Individual properties of Chrysocolla, Dioptase, Shattuckite and Smoky quartz will also apply.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra (s): Heart, Throat, Thymus, Third Eye
Astrological Sign: All
Vibration: 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Complex
Hardness: 7 (Since the softer minerals are encased in Quartz)

Physical:
Color:  A combination of Teal to dark blue, green, and smoky browns
Location: Namibia
Rarity: With only one current location almost mined out, this crystal is uncommon

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Rainbow Aura (Angel Aura) Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Rainbow Aura Quartz, also called Angel Aura Quartz or Opal Aura Quartz, cleanses the aura and can facilitate deeper and higher levels of meditation.  A peaceful and tranquil stone, Rainbow Aura Quartz is useful for communication with Angels, Spirit Guides, and other Teachers.

Having such a fine vibration, Rainbow Aura Crystals also allow the user to clear away negativity that has previously been resistant, and helps to gently raise energy levels in those who are feeling depleted.  Rainbow Aura can help to release negative emotions such as resentment or grief.  Rainbow Aura is a perfect piece to use when facing a dysfunctional type of relationship, bringing a deeper insight into the relationship and the holder's part in it.  Meditating with Rainbow Aura Quartz can be beneficial for those who are going through stressful or otherwise negative situations.

Rainbow Aura is wonderful for meditation, gridding, and healing work.  Carrying or wearing Rainbow Aura will help when encountering negative or stressful situations, removing that energy and replacing it with loving, positive vibrations.  Use Rainbow Aura to enhance the healing properties of other crystals.

Rainbow Aura is created when Clear Quartz crystals are super-heated in a vacuum and infused with vaporized Silver & Platinum.  These precious metals condense onto the surface of the quartz crystal to form a permanent bond with the lattice of the quartz.  By combining the vibrations of Quartz with Silver and Platinum, a synthesis of unique vibrations is created.

For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article: https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide, Lab Enhanced using Silver and Platinum as bonding agents
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear to pale opalescent quartz with a pastel rainbow of colors
Location: World wide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is heated to 1600 Fahrenheit in a vacuum, and then silver and platinum vapors are added to the chamber. These atoms fuse to the crystal's surface, which gives the crystal an iridescent rainbow sheen.

Editors Note: We feel that lab enhanced stones can be effective for transmitting healing energy. Heat treating or enhancing a crystal in a lab does change the vibration, but it does not eliminate or reduce the potential healing effect.

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Rainbow Fluorite   ( Mar 21, 2013 )

Rainbow Fluorite exhibits a combination of colors inherent in Fluorite crystals, such as purple, blue, green, clear and yellow and, as such, it blends all of the properties of each color.

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit. Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination.

Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information, and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing. Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation. Fluorite should be cleared often.

Green Fluorite aids access to intuition. Green Fluorite can ground and absorb excess energy, including environmental energies. Use Green Fluorite to cleanse and renew the chakras.

When used with the Third Eye Chakra, Blue Fluorite brings spiritual awaking and clear communication between the physical and spiritual planes. Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Fluorite aids in orderly communication of intuitive insights. The calm, serene energy of Blue Fluorite brings inner peace.

Purple Fluorite stimulates the Third Eye Chakra and brings some common sense to psychic intuitions. Use Purple Fluorite when you want to really focus on the expression of Spirit and communicate precisely its messages.

Yellow Fluorite brings understanding and manifestation to intuitions. A stone of unity, Yellow Fluorite harmonizes group energy and enhances creativity.

Use Clear or White Fluorite with the Crown Chakra to bring about a merging of personal and spiritual energies. Clear Fluorite aligns all of the chakras, and helps you see what is holding you back in your spiritual evolution.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Capricorn
Vibration:  Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Halides
Family: Fluorite                                                                                                                           
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  4
Chemical Composition:  CaF2  - Calcium Fluoride

Physical:
Color:  Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow and Clear combined
Location:  Germany, UK, Italy, USA, Switzerland, China, Brazil
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: When viewed under ultraviolet lighting, Fluorite turns fluorescent and will glow in the dark, hence its name.

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Rainbow Moonstone   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Sometimes known as White Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone connects us to Divine Inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Working with Rainbow Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding easier decision making. It also enhances one's emotional vision, bringing greater creative abilities and freedom of expression. These properties are also enhanced by Rainbow Moonstone's ability to open one up to increased synchronicity that we often cannot see due to being wrapped up in our daily routines. Rainbow Moonstone can also offer increased patience and allowing, so those newly found synchronicities can flow into our lives unimpeded.

Rainbow Moonstone can raise our vibrational frequency to create a smoother transition into meditation. Used with the Sacral Chakra, Third Eye and Crown chakras, it calms the physical mind from the chatter that can affect our meditative state. This allows us to simply "BE" in that space with no distraction. Rainbow Moonstone allows the Crown Chakra to open and bring in loving white healing energies that will flow through us to the very core of our being. Rainbow Moonstone helps us to remember our true nature.

In general, Moonstone is associated with the Moon and thus is a wonderfully helpful stone for women. A stone of intuition and insight, Moonstone helps us to connect to all the different cycles we experience in life. Moonstone helps balance the emotional body, especially any aggressive tendencies in males or females. Many people find moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress.

Physically, it is said that Moonstone can promote conception by aiding all aspects of the reproductive system. Many women like Moonstone for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles. Moonstone is also known to help with the digestive system, including the liver, and can aid in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals.

Charge your Moonstone by placing it on a windowsill or outdoors overnight during the full moon. You may notice the stone getting more powerful as the moon reaches its fullest point, and losing its potency as the moon wanes.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number 77

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Clear to Milky White with flashes of blue, green, pink and/or gold
Location: Australia, India, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Thought to be the original “mood stone”, Rainbow Moonstone becomes duller or brighter, depending on one’s energy levels and/or moods.

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Rainbow Obsidian   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Rainbow Obsidian gets its name from the chatoyant, rainbow effect of light refracting off of tiny air bubbles inside the stone. It is made up of volcanic glass. Rainbow Obsidian can help to alleviate fears at home/work that seem to overwhelm, or that we find we cannot overcome. It also can reverse a stint of bad luck and bring happiness and joy to the user.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root Chakra
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Vibration: Number: 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 6
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color: Black with Blue sheen, Green with purple flash, etc.
Location: Brazil, Africa
Rarity: Common

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Rainforest Rhyolite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Rainforest Rhyolite (also called Rainforest Jasper, Australian Rainforest Jasper) is similar visually to Jasper with its bright, intense colors and a smooth, shiny polish, but Rhyolite actually has a composition closer to granite, with a much smaller grain size. Rhyolite frequently contains voids and glassy fragments, which is due to rapid cooling.

The unusual patterns in lovely, protective Rainforest Rhyolite, is where this stone gets its power to heal. Associated with the Heart Chakra, Rainforest Rhyolite is thought to help people deal with past-life issues, by helping one to see the relationship between karma and what is happening now, making these issues much easier to accept and work though. Rainforest Rhyolite will assist one in the laying down of burdens which no longer act to serve in one’s life. Using Rainforest Rhyolite may help with healing old and deep emotional wounds in this lifetime as well.

A balancing stone, Rainforest Rhyolite is recommended for help with issues of self-esteem and emotional strength. Rainforest Rhyolite aids in finding your expression in the wake of problems and anxieties. Rainforest Rhyolite helps to stimulate insight into solutions and alternatives.

Rainforest Rhyolite is the perfect piece to carry when facing confrontation. It helps to eliminate procrastination and distractions. Rainforest Rhyolite is often used as an aid to activate contact with loved ones who have ascended to other planes. It is an excellent tool to use when communicating with animals.

Physically, Rainforest Rhyolite helps to boost the immune system and cleanse the kidneys and liver. . It helps with the creative process and makes an excellent stone for teachers, builders and the like. Rhyolite keeps one from procrastinating and helps to move on with your life and live in the moment.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Complex - Silicates - Volcanic Rock
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with feldspar, biotite and/or other inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Green, brown, tan, pink in combination
Location: Australia, Italy, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Rhyolite was named in 1860 by Baron von Richthofen, the World War I ace's grandfather and means "Flow Stone".

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Red Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Red Aventurine enhances creativity and motivation. It also is a stone of prosperity. Red Aventurine can help to diffuse negativity and balance the male-female energies. When you are feeling defeated and hopeless, hold a piece of Red Aventurine-it is a stone of encouragement, helping to open our eyes and minds to new alternatives and possibilities.

Red Aventurine helps to balance blood pressure. When used as an elixir, it can aid in skin problems and subsequent treatment. Red Aventurine is a genital and reproductive healer, many times assisting in reversal of diseased states in these areas.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root and Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide many times with inclusions of Mica, Hematite, etc.

Physical:
Color: White, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Peach
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Tibet
Rarity: Common

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Red Goldstone   ( Mar 17, 2013 )

Despite what its name implies, there is no gold in Goldstone; in fact, Goldstone is man-made glass infused with copper particles, which give Red Goldstone its shimmery appearance (infusions of cobalt result in Blue Goldstone).  It was invented by the Miotti family in Venice during the seventeenth century.  And, because glass is made from quartz sand (silica), Goldstone has found its way into the healing community.

The sparkles of Red Goldstone are symbolic of the light that can always be found in the darkness. Use Red Goldstone when you feel lost, either literally or emotionally. Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. It is a nervous system stimulant and enhances transmission of healing energies from the hands; therefore it is applicable to long distance healing.

Physically, Red Goldstone eases bone/joint pain, increases circulation, balances the metabolism and helps relieve skin irritations caused by food allergies.

For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:  https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&



Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological Sign:  Sagittarius
Vibration:  Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide (in this case, man-made glass) with infusions of metallic copper crystals, gypsum, and feldspar

Physical:
Color: Burnt Orange, Red, Gold                                                                                                               
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common

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Red Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

Many use Red Jasper as a calming stone and to stimulate the Root Chakra.  Some Native American cultures consider Red Jasper to symbolize the blood of the Earth, making it particularly sacred.  Red Jasper is full of grounding Earth energy.  Red Jasper can connect one deeply to the vibrations of the Earth, bringing a greater understanding of the necessity of natural events.  You can use Jasper to further your knowledge of the connection between humans and nature.

A gentle stone, Red Jasper works slowly and effectively, and is a great stone to ground anyone who is overly sensitive to crystalline energy.  Red Jasper aids in resolving difficult situations and can be used to ground and stabilize the Aura.  Using Jasper can bring helpful insights into view that can help to progress toward set goals, or to understand why a change may be necessary.  Red Jasper is a staple of the medicine bag.

In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”.  It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life.  Jasper reminds people to help each other.
 

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2 + Fe, O) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Iron Oxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Various shades of Red
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: According to romantic legend, Mark Antony had a Red Jasper seal ring which he used to mark and seal his letters to Cleopatra.

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Red Selenite (Satin Spar)   ( May 20, 2013 )

Red Selenite is sometimes referred to as Red Satin Spar Selenite. Red Selenite is an excellent mineral to use for power grids, by itself or with other crystals. It works well with any stone and has a female polarity. Red Selenite ranges in color from peach to deep orange and it has also been called Peach Selenite. It generally has a luster that is glassy or vitreous and is pearly and silky.

Use Red Selenite to enhance flexibility and creativity, both at home and in the workplace. It helps people work together and can be used to encourage children to help with chores and do their homework. Red Selenite helps one to have a better self-image. If you own a business, place a Red Selenite nearby to encourage people to buy.

Red Selenite has all the properties of White Selenite, connecting even more strongly to the physical body and has a strong spiritual connection. This crystal has been known to be an extraordinary healer and using Red and White Selenite together offers the benefits of both crystals.

Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection. The powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for all types of spiritual work. Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.

A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. The powerful energies of Selenite help one connect with one's guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and Higher Self. Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection.

Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility. Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space. Meditating with Selenite aids in access to past and future lives. Selenite brings mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem.

Physically, Selenite removes energy blockages from physical and Etheric bodies. It can reverse the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level. Selenite is associated with the spine and the skeletal system. Selenite can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury fillings in dental work. Selenite is also good for breast feeding.

NOTE: Selenite is a soft mineral and should be kept dry.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Sacral, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Cancer
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Family: Gypsum
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: CaSO4-2(H2O) Hydrated Calcium Sulfate
Hardness: 2

Physical:
Color: Orange to Tangerine, Peach, Red
Location: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, UK, USA
Rarity: Fairly Common
Fun Fact: The name Selenite comes from the Greek word for moon and means “moon glow,” and Selenite does glow with a shimmery, pearl-like luster.

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Red Tiger Eye   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Red Tiger Eye (Tiger's Eye, Tigereye) is a stimulating stone and can support motivation and a more active sex drive. Use Red Tiger Eye with the Root Chakra to ground sexual ideas into the physical world, or to resolve sexual issues that are causing problems in a relationship. Its focus on the lower chakras is what gives red Tiger Eye the power to send higher energies through the organs of the lower half of the body.

Red Tiger Eye aids in enhancing confidence and self-esteem. It provides motivation to the non-motivated and energizes those who are feeling lethargic.

While all forms of Tiger Eye help to raise vibrations, they also connect these energies to the lower Chakras in balance, which keeps one from feeling disconnected when working with higher goals. Carry Red Tiger Eye in your pocket when you want to add vitality and passion to any project you’re working on. Red Tiger Eye can enhance balance within one's energy field, and allows one to open up to unconditional love.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus
Vibration: Number 4 & 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Rust to Brick red (due to heat treating) with iridescent banding
Location: Brazil, Canada, India, Namibia, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Tiger's Eye is the accepted gem for the ninth wedding anniversary.

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Rhodochrosite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Rhodochrosite represents selfless love and compassion. It is a wonderful stone to use when working with the Heart Chakra and relationships. Those dealing with loss will find a deep love within this stone. Comforting and positive, Rhodochrosite helps to bring repressed emotions to the surface to be acknowledged, addressed, and released, allowing for much personal growth to take place. Rhodochrosite aids in self-forgiveness and self-love.

Rhodochrosite is also good for clearing the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras, improving self-worth, attracting love, and relieving emotional stress. Use Rhodochrosite in meditation to relax the diaphragm for full, deep breathing. Rhodochrosite can help those stuck in any phase of the grief process, by clearing out negative vibrations from the middle chakras. Meditating with Rhodochrosite can connect one to the Divine mind, allowing one to see the purpose behind negative experiences.

Many people work with Rhodochrosite to bring much needed Love into the world. This stone is often used for repairing the subtle bodies and for reclaiming lost gifts. In this latter capacity, one can work with Rhodochrosite to bring about the healing of past events that have caused the breakdown of one's self-confidence and self-knowledge to the point where personal gifts have been given up, in favor of living in "survival mode“. Once these past issues are healed, it becomes easier for the person to remember their gifts and their true purpose for this incarnation.

Physically, Rhodochrosite heals the heart, adjusts imbalances in the circulatory and nervous systems, relieves migraines, and clears up infections. Keep Rhodochrosite in the bedroom to help with sexual issues.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (MnCO3) Manganese Carbonate
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: Massive forms range in color from red to pink, sometimes almost white, yellow and brown, many times with creamy eyes and/or bands. Singular crystals are transparent to translucent pink, watermelon pink to rose pink
Location: Argentina, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Romania, South Africa, UK, USA (most notably the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado)
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: The name "Rhodochrosite" means "rose colored"

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Rhodonite   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Rhodonite helps to balance the emotions and calm impatience. Rhodonite is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies. Rhodonite allows one to see areas in their life that can be improved on without getting down on, criticizing or judging oneself.

Like Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite is often used for rediscovering one's inner gifts, as well as for bringing much-needed love into the world. Rhodonite can also help one to remember their soul-purpose of incarnation, and facilitate living from the heart. This lovely stone also helps one to remember that the best rewards come from serving the highest good. Carrying Rhodonite will help provide support to the Heart Chakra, which in turn will promote the service of the Spirit.

Rhodonite can assist one in discovering one's true passion, and learning brand new skills to enhance that passion, if necessary. Rhodonite encourages people to find ways to be of service to humanity and helps to draw in synchronization related to this goal. Rhodonite can enhance power in those who have truly altruistic intentions.

Rhodonite is a Heart and Root Chakra stone that helps one to process energies in these areas more efficiently. Use Rhodonite as a stone of power, to bring strength and vitality to the body and spirit so they can support higher vibrations needed for personal evolution.

Physically, Rhodonite is believed to support detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver. Rhodonite is a good stone to help healing ailments of the heart, lungs, and nervous system, and is also used to reduce swelling and inflammation. Tumbled Rhodonite can also be used to stimulate the metabolism. Use Rhodonite when feeling panicked and/or anxious.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Root
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Rhodonite
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: (Mn, Fe, Mg, Ca)5(SiO3)5 Manganese Iron Magnesium Calcium Silicate
Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Physical:
Color: Pink to red, brownish-red, many times with "roads" of black Manganese Oxide
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Can't tell Rhodochrosite and Rhodonite apart? Look for the black lines or "roads" in Rhodonite as opposed to the creamy loops and swirls in Rhodochrosite.

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Rose Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also calming and soothing.

The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love. Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships, bringing calm and peace. The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing release of pent-up emotions and grief. Rose Quartz also helps release unexpressed feelings about others.

Physically, Rose Quartz is used to heal ailments of the thymus, heart, and lungs. Rose Quartz is also known to help heal breast cancer and is an excellent support stone for most other types of cancer as well. Rose Quartz helps bring about a more youthful complexion; aides in circulatory, heart, adrenal gland, spleen and kidney ailments; alleviates vertigo, asthma and varicose veins; eases problems with sexual frustration and balances the sex drive.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with iron and titanium inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Palest of pinks to deep lavenders and orchids
Location: Brazil, India, Madagascar, South Africa, US
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Rose quartz was once believed to be only found in massive form. The lack of finding Rose Quartz crystals was a curiosity because quartz crystallizes into well-formed crystals in all its other macroscopic varieties. Rose Quartz crystals are much more rare. So amazing are these Rose Quartz crystals that the first ones discovered were dismissed as fakes by mineralogists from around the world.

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Ruby   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

The red variety of Corundum (blue corundum is known as sapphire), Ruby is a powerful heart stone, opening and activating the Heart chakra. Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy, and dissolves emotional congestion. A powerful healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, making the holder more emotionally aware, as well as helping them to connect to others emotionally. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can facilitate states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and reveals the Divine Love in everything in the Universe. Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as become a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others. Ruby helps to gather and amplify energy, aiding in opening the doorway to spiritual knowledge. Ruby is a wonderful stone for students as it stimulates deep mental concentration.

Ruby is a very helpful tool to use when shielding against, and protecting from, unwanted energies such as emotional or psychic intrusions. Ruby is also a stone of abundance and success in business.

Physically, use Ruby to warm the extremities, increase circulation and fight infection. Ruby is beneficial for male impotence as well as female infertility. It helps with perimenopause symptoms and balancing menstrual cycles.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Root
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide. The red color is caused by minor amounts of Chromium.
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Pink, Red, Purple
Location: Afghanistan, Burma, France, Greenland, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Corundum is the second hardest natural mineral known to science. The hardest mineral, of course is the Diamond, which is still four times harder than Corundum.

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Ruby Feldspar   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

A powerful heart healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, making the holder more emotionally aware, as well as helping them to connect to others emotionally. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can facilitate states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and reveals the Divine Love in everything in the Universe. Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as become a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others. Ruby helps to gather and amplify energy, aiding in opening the doorway to spiritual knowledge. Ruby is a wonderful stone for students as it stimulates deep mental concentration.

Physically, Ruby helps with male impotence, and infertility in women; increases circulation, stamina and energy; fibromyalgia and problems with early menopause.

Feldspar helps to align all chakras of the body to that of the higher self/Divine Source. It is a wonderful support stone, encouraging strength, insight and courage.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number:  Number 3
Planet – Mars; Element - Fire
Crystal Companion:  Garnet

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides, Hydroxides
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  9
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide

Physical:
Color:  Red
Location:  Brazil
Rarity: Common

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Ruby in Fuchsite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Ruby in Fuchsite is a lovely combination of natural red Ruby crystals embedded in pale to medium green Fuchsite. Great for any collection, Ruby in Fuchsite merges the qualities of Ruby and Fuchsite for the perfect Heart Stone. Ruby Fuchsite will help to clear any blockage of the Heart Chakra and fill the void with positive, loving energies. Ruby Fuchsite helps one to maintain an awareness of individuality, while also completely connecting with humanity as a whole. Use Ruby Fuchsite for transforming destructive, negative energies into positive, helpful ones.

The combination of Ruby and Fuchsite helps to open and enhance psychic awareness. Laying with Ruby Fuchsite on the Third-Eye can awaken latent psychic abilities by opening up the Heart Chakra to receive information from the Third-Eye Chakra. Use Ruby Fuchsite when working with any healing modality as this stone will help to amplify the body's energy field.

Ruby Fuchsite enhances the connection to spiritual realms, thinning the veil between this 3rd density reality and the other dimensions. Ruby Fuchsite is a perfect companion to use when connecting and communicating with the spirit world. This combination of two complementary colored crystals opens and activates the Crown Chakra and is helpful in deepening meditative states.

Physically, Ruby Fuchsite promotes physical vitality, recovery/relief from extended or chronic illness and can be of assistance for strengthening the heart and blood flow/circulation issues. A wonderful piece to keep close for those who have trouble going to sleep and/or staying asleep.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Fuchsite belongs to the Muscovite family, Ruby is a member of the Corundum family
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Fuchsite--KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2 Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride with Ruby--(Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide inclusions
Hardness: Fuchsite 2-3, Ruby 9

Physical:
Color: Pale to Medium Green with opaque ruby inclusions
Location: Brazil, India, Pakistan, USA
Rarity: Relatively common

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Ruby in Kyanite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Ruby and Kyanite together is a strong powerful stone that will help to bring dreams into reality while releasing old patterns that are not for our highest good. This stone will help reveal what one needs in order to stay balanced and protected from all negativity and together they surround you with peaceful vibrations, allowing you to manifest your heart's desire. The Ruby aspect in Kyanite acts as a nurturing stone with healing and positive effects on the emotions.

Ruby is a powerful heart stone, opening and activating the heart chakra. Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy, and dissolves emotional congestion. A powerful heart healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, making the holder more emotionally aware, as well as helping them to connect to others emotionally. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can facilitate states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and reveals the Divine Love in everything in the Universe. Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as become a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others. Ruby helps to gather and amplify energy, aiding in opening the doorway to spiritual knowledge. Ruby is a wonderful stone for students as it stimulates deep mental concentration.

Please Note:  Although Kyanite may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Kyanite as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.  See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: http://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clean_Crystals_Articles_11358.html.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Heart, Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Cancer, Sagittarius, Gemini
Vibration: Master Number 66

Geological:
Mineral Class: Ruby is in the Oxides & Hydroxides Class, Kyanite is in the Silicates Class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide and (Al2 SiO5) Aluminum Silicate. The red color is caused by minor amounts of trivalent Chromium replacing Aluminum in the crystal structure.
Hardness: 7-9

Physical:
Color: Deep Red and Blue
Location: Afghanistan, Burma, France, Greenland, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Uncommon
Fun Fact: Corundum is the second hardest natural mineral known to science. The hardest mineral, of course is the Diamond which is still four times harder than Corundum.

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Ruby in Zoisite (Anyolite)   ( Feb 20, 2013 )

Ruby in Zoisite, also called Anyolite, is a combination crystal that contains both the properties of fiery Ruby and earthy Zoisite. This stone contains small Ruby crystals that have become embedded in Zoisite. It is a “marriage” of passion and patience.

Ruby in Zoisite enhances psychic abilities, aids in the communication of spirit guides and, when placed on the Crown chakra, amplifies spirituality, engaging the body’s own energy field. Ruby in Zoisite helps you to maintain your individuality while still being part of the world around you.  It keeps you from over-reacting to difficult situations and prevents mood swings.

Ruby in Zoisite transmutes negative energy into the positive. It is especially helpful during the grieving process, allowing you to release that pain and sorrow and gain spiritual comfort while getting on with your life and regaining that passion. It also enhances that passion into compassion for others who may be going through the same.

Physically, Ruby in Zoisite calms a racing heartbeat while maintaining the body’s equilibrium, especially during times of stress. It relieves inflammation and promotes strength in the immune system, heart, and lungs. Ruby in Zoisite can help heal problems associated with the reproductive organs and increase fertility, both in men and women. It is most helpful after a miscarriage or hysterectomy. Ruby in Zoisite is also beneficial in fighting bacterial infections.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Crown, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Aquarius
Vibration: Number: 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Epidote Group
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness:  6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition:  Ca2Al3 (Sio4)3(OH) Calcium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color: Green and Pink
Location:  Tanzania
Rarity: Common

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Rutilated Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

It is fun to gaze into Rutilated Quartz – clear quartz riddled with needle-like pieces of golden Rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide that are also known as "The Hairs of Venus". Rutilated Quartz can clear energy blockages from all of the chakras, and attune one to their Divine Purpose. Rutilated Quartz puts off an exceptionally high level of energy, and is said to bring physical and mental balance and stability. Rutilated Quartz also enhances self-reliance and helps with decision-making. Use Rutilated Quartz as a link between the Root and Crown Chakras, or to get to the “root” of a problem.

Visualization is very important when programming this stone for any purpose. Specifically, the golden or silver color of Rutilated Quartz works very well with manifestation programs. The holder must imagine themselves within the crystal to program it, vividly imagining the energies of the program moving along the individual Rutile Crystals within the Quartz. Once this is accomplished, this Crystal will powerfully amplify the program, and continue to send it out into the universe. Rutilated Quartz can also be used for helping to discern the positive or negative vibes or motives of a person, place, or thing.

Rutilated Quartz is an uplifting stone, infusing joy into one's life and surrounding environment. Rutilated Quartz is often used during meditation, for connecting to the Divine. Working with Rutilated Quartz can help one to connect to higher realms and spirit guides, due to the inclusions of Rutile in the Quartz, which acts as a kind of psychic antenna. Rutilated Quartz is also said to help bring one into an expanded state of consciousness. People who are working to enhance their psychic abilities are aided by Rutilated Quartz, as well as those who desire greater concentration and clarity.

Physically, Rutilated Quartz can be used to speed healing of injuries and slow down aging. Amputees can use Rutilated Quartz to help ease the phenomena known as phantom pain.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Taurus, Gemini
Vibration: Number 4 & 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with needle-like (tetragonal) inclusions of Titanium
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, with Rutile which can be gold, silver, red, black, and reddish brown
Location: Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan, US
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Rutilated Quartz has also been referred to as Cupid's darts or Venus Hair Stone.

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Rutile   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Sometimes called “Angel Hair”, especially when it is found in Quartz, Kunzite, Hematite, etc., Rutile is a Titanium ore.  It forms in lustrous needle-like inclusions and, as such, can often pinpoint the root of a problem or disease, making it easier to make decisions about the outcome.

Rutile strengthens the aura and can stabilize relationships, especially romantic and familial.  It gives insight into past emotional trauma during astral travel. It is also beneficial during dream recall and meditation.  Rutile can enhance clairsentience, further enabling the use of one’s intuition.

Physically, Rutile alleviates bronchitis, impotence, increases lactation and strengthens the walls of veins.  It can restore balance to the body by pointing to the area of disease and aides in cell regeneration.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Taurus
Vibration: Number:  4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Rutile
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Hardness:  6 – 6.5
Chemical Composition:  TiO2 - Titanium Oxide

Physical:
Color:  Yellow, Gold, Silver, Green, Violet, Red, Black, Blue
Location:  Brazil, Switzerland, US, Africa
Rarity: Common

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Sapphire   ( Nov 21, 2013 )

Sapphire

In general, Sapphire is a stone of peace, tranquility, spiritual healing and spiritual truth.  Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source.  This makes Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.  Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.

A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace.  Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition.  Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.

Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history.  There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests. Sapphire is a form of Corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth.  Sapphires form in many colors, depending upon the trace metals they contain.  Red Corundum is referred to as Ruby.

Physically, Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress. Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown                                                                                             
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide with inclusions
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Blue, Blue/Purple, Lavender, Pink, Orange-Pink, Colorless, White, Black, Golden
Location: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Pakistan, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UK, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It also has been deemed the gemstone of choice given for the 5th and 45th anniversaries of marriage.

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Scapolite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Scapolite is a crystal for problem-solving and taking responsibility for your own actions. It can encourage you to get rid of bad habits that prevent you from moving forward. Use this unique crystal when you want a feeling of calm in a stressful situation, allowing you to deal with a problem without feeling overwhelmed, irritable and overemotional. Not only does Scapolite help you set goals, but it also gives you the stamina and fortitude to reach them.

Scapolite can be very beneficial for those starting their own business or going into a joint venture. It helps younger children learn to try new things and young adults, who have left ‘the nest’, can gain self-reliance on their own.

Physically, Scapolite helps with high blood pressure; vein and artery problems; tension headaches; emotional overload; ear infections and glandular disorders.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Brow
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Hardness: 6
Chemical Composition: Na2Ca2Al5Si7O24Cl

Physical:
Color: White, Yellow, Pink, Green, Violet, Blue, Purple, Gray, Red
Location: Canada, USA, Madagascar, Pakistan, Italy, Norway
Rarity: Uncommon

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Scheelite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Scheelite can be used to align all the chakras by keeping you grounded through the Root chakra while, at the same time, stimulating the Crown chakra, thereby enhancing your spiritual and mental awareness.  In this way, Scheelite helps in balancing your higher self with your inner self while bringing a sense of balance between both worlds. The energy of Scheelite is one that instills mental balance. It also covers the body in an energy of well- being and mental clarity, helping to find the answers you need to any questions you may have.

Scheelite also helps you so understand and get rid of any negative behaviors you may have, helping you to see the bigger picture and understand others and their motives from a place of non-judgment and understanding. Scheelite gives off a warm energy to the body - especially the heart - while opening it up to learning how to forgive and accept forgiveness. It is also a good crystal for emotional balance to keep our emotions in check during times of change and confrontation, helping you to say what needs to be said while remaining calm and detached from the situation and outcome.

As it helps to bring energy the body when you start to feel fatigued and run down, Scheelite can be used in astral travel and shamanic journeying. It is also a strong meditation stone helping you to gain the peace within to achieve these states of heightened awareness.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown, Root
Astrological sign(s): Libra
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates/Tungstates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 4.5-5
Chemical Composition: Ca(WO4) Calcium Tungstate

Physical:
Color: Orange
Location: Brazil, Africa
Rarity: Common

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Scolecite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

A type of Zeolite, Scolecite is said to aid in solving or coping with group issues.  Scolecite can be used to enhance connectivity between members of a group to make a greater whole, or it can help individuals in the group to be more tolerant of one another.  Some have also used Scolecite Crystals to create a cohesive group of different types of stones in a grid or layout. 

Scolecite works with the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, bringing a deep, inner peace to those who meditate with it.  Meditating with Scolecite can bring info from the past and future to help one in this physical, 3D existence.  Scolecite can also act as a guide for those who enjoy astral travel, helping to connect with different entities from other realms.  Scolecite can gently enhance the dream states.

Scolecite can help one to achieve a feeling of serenity even during the most tumultuous times, and enhances higher awareness.  Use Scolecite Crystals for attuning to the higher Chakras, Third-Eye, Crown and above.  Those who experience energy blockages may find Scolecite helpful, as it can break through stagnant energies, emotional, physical, and mental, allowing for the free-flowing of energies through all of the Chakras.  

Physically, Scolecite can be used to enhance circulation, treat bruises, aid in the treatment of intestional disorders, ease eye conditions and help to clear the lungs.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Zeolite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: (CaAl2Si3O10-3H2O) Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 5

Physical:
Color: Clear, Colorless, White
Location: Brazil, Iceland, India, Scotland, USA
Rarity: Uncommon
Fun Fact: Scolecite may present itself in a lovely spray of radiating crystals (acicular) or fibrous clusters which makes them a true beauty to behold.

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Selenite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences.  Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy.  The powerful energies of Selenite help one connect with one's guides, guardians, Christ Consciousness and Higher Self.  Selenite can be held or placed around a person to facilitate such a connection.

Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility.  Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space.  Meditating with Selenite aids in access to past and future lives.  Selenite brings mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem.

Selenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection.  The powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for all types of spiritual work.  Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory. 

Physically, Selenite removes energy blockages from physical and Etheric bodies.  It can reverse the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level.  Selenite is associated with the spine and the skeletal system.  Selenite can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury fillings in dental work.  Selenite is also good for breast feeding. 

NOTE:  Selenite is a soft mineral and should be kept dry.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfates
Family: Gypsum
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: CaSO4-2(H2O) Hydrated Calcium Sulfate
Hardness: 2

Physical:
Color: White, Colorless, Gray, Orange to Tangerine, Red, Yellow, Brown
Location: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Selenite comes from the Greek word for moon and means “moon glow,” and Selenite does glow with a shimmery, pearl-like luster. 

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Septarian   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Septarian nodules are unique in that they were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and attracted dead sea life chemically bonding them to the sediment and forming mud balls. They are composed of Calcite, which makes up the yellow centers and Aragonite which are the brown lines. The outer grey rock is Limestone.

The name Septarian comes from the Latin word "septum" meaning seven, or “saeptum” which means a wall or enclosure.  As the balls dried they shrank inside and had a tendency to create a distinctive pattern of 7 points in every direction.

Septarian (also called Dragon Stone) is a wonderful stone to wear or carry with you if you speak in public, as it gives you confidence and allows you to gain an audience’s attention.  A grounding stone, Septarian allows for better tolerance and patience, as well as emotional flexibility.  It can gauge the underlying cause of an illness when meditated upon, and focuses the body into healing itself.  Septarian can absorb your energy when held over a period of time and transmits that energy into strength when needed.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Vibration: Number:  Number 66
Planet - Sun; Element – Fire/Air

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness:  3.5-4
Chemical Composition: Complex-Concretion mainly composed of Calcite, Aragonite, Limestone and/or Dolomite

Physical:
Color:  Brown, Black, Grey
Location:  Madagascar
Rarity: Common

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Seraphinite (Serafina)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

So named for its connectivity to the highest choir of angels, Seraphinite (Clinochlore) offers some spiritually beneficial energies to all those who encounter it.  Seraphinite is a stone of light energy, pulling higher vibrations into the subtle bodies, making it an important stone for those working on the ascension process.  Seraphinite can infuse each of the chakras with divine energies.  Seraphinite can be uplifting for those experiencing a reactional depression.  Working with Seraphinite during meditation can help those who lack purpose to discover their place in the universe. 

Seraphinite is also known for connecting with the devic realm and tends to have a stronger effect when used in nature.  Seraphinite clears blockages in the chakras and enhances the aura, and it can have beneficial effects for both the wearer and the person nearby.  Seraphinite also makes a great crystal to keep in the home, office, or even the car, where it can emit its protective, angelic energies out into the environment.  Seraphinite can be used by experienced, spiritual adepts to raise the Kundalini energies up along the spinal column. 

Seraphinite is well-known as a superb healing crystal, offering balance and strength where these qualities are lacking.  Many crystal healers love Seraphinite for its ability to bring light energy into the DNA, for accelerated healing.  Its ability to focus on the Heart and Crown Chakras adds to its healing effects in these regions of the body. 

Physically, Seraphinite can aid with the delivery and assimilation of vitamins and minerals in the various organs of the body.  Seraphinite also can enhance weight loss and the detoxification process. Use Seraphinite when warding off the chills or for fighting an infection.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 1 (Serafina), 6 (Clinochlore) and  7 (Seraphinite)

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chlorite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4 O10(OH)8 Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 2-2.5

Physical:
Color: Most often a deep forest green with feathery accents of silver-colored Mica inclusions. Also found in yellow, red, brown, tan or white.
Location: Siberia, Russia
Rarity: Uncommon since Seraphinite currently is only mined in one location in the world.
Fun Fact: The name "Seraphinite" comes from the Latin word "seraphin" which refers to the first order of angels.  The silver, feathery wing patterns made by the presence of Mica contained within the stone appear as angel wings.

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Serpentine   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Serpentine, also called "New Jade"  is a wonderful healing stone! Serpentine helps to clear out and release the clouded/dense areas of all chakras so that healing can occur. Serpentine will help with healing on all levels (mental, emotional, and physical). Serpentine forms a unique connection to promote healing in the way that is best for each individual.

Serpentine can be used to attract/manifest what you want into your life--abundance on all levels, prosperity, love, healing, etc.It aligns your intent with the Heart Chakra and Source energy.

The name "Serpentine" was given to this stone since many types of Serpentine resemble the color and texture of the serpents scales. And what better stone to use when working with the rise of Kundalini energies. (Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake.") Serpentine helps to create an opening so that the Kundalini may travel and lessons the discomfort, which is sometimes associated with movement. Serpentine also enhances the meditative state and retrieval of ancient wisdom.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  Heart, Crown, Clears All
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Serpentine (Mica Group)
Crystal System: Variable
Chemical Composition: (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4, Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 3 - 4.5

Physical:
Color: Various shades of Green as well as yellow, brown, or black. Can be solid or mottled in color.
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, Greenland, India, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, UK, USA
Rarity: Common

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Shattuckite   ( Mar 24, 2014 )

Shattuckite is a highly spiritual stone, which helps to raise our energy frequency/vibration and amplify thought.  Shattuckite works as an energy conduit of sorts, to assure the highest source is reached and the purest information received. This helps to see and understand any information being provided in a very clear and concise manner. Shattuckite would be very helpful for those who work in the metaphysical fields of channeling, astrology, tarot reading, and runes simply because it is so helpful in communicating what is seen and brings total understanding of the message/symbolism received. It is very helpful for those who practice “automatic writing” as well as those interested in enhancing their psychic abilities, such as telepathy.
Shattuckite has also been utilized as a "past life" cleanser and healer.

Physically, Shattuckite is a general health crystal, which can help to relieve a myriad of minor health issues. Shattuckite would be most beneficial to use in the area of the throat and lungs (tonsillitis, bronchitis, sore throat, strep, etc.).

Please Note: Shattuckite does contain copper, so please caution against immersing it directly into any liquid to be used for drinking or tonics.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Throat, Heart, Third Eye
Astrological Signs: Aquarius, Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra
Planet – Uranus, Jupiter, Venus; Element – Water, Air
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness:  3.5 – 4
Chemical Composition: Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2  Copper Silicate Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: Light blue, dark blue, teal, turquoise
Location: Arizona, USA; Namibia, Congo, Great Britain, Germany
Rarity: Relatively easy to acquire
Fun Fact: Shattuckite was named for the Shattuck Mine in Arizona, where it was first discovered in 1915.

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Shungite   ( Sep 24, 2013 )

Shungite is a rare, carbon-based, noncrystalline rock that comes from the Karelia area of Russia, in a village called Shun’ga, from where it got its name. This unique, black mineral may have dated as far back as two billion years ago. It contains fullerenes, which are molecules composed almost entirely of carbon.

Shungite, which looks similar to coal, has the ability of conducting electromagnetic and geothermal energy, and yet absorbs and shields the body from electromagnetic emissions such as those caused by computers, microwaves, Wi-Fi and the like.  Shungite can also absorb negative energy and remove it from a person or even an entire space. It will replace stress and negative emotions into positive energy, while at the same time keeping the user grounded and protected.

Not only does Shungite remove negativity, but will also rid the body of pollutants, bacteria, viruses and free radicals. Use Shungite to detoxify the body, bolster the immune system and relieve pain and inflammation. It can ease headaches and insomnia. Shungite helps with a variety of issues and ailments, from asthma and arthritis to chronic fatigue syndrome, pancreatic conditions and cardiovascular disease.  

Shungite is a hard-working, no-nonsense mineral. It needs to be recharged and cleansed on a regular basis in order to continue its work.


Metaphysical
Primary Chakra: Root (will clear all)
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer
Vibration: Number 4

Geological
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: C: Typical Shungite contains 30% Carbon, 57% Silicates and 13% Aluminum, Iron, Manganese, etc. “Noble” Shungite is at least 94% Carbon.
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical
Color: Black, Silver, Gray
Location: Russia
Rarity: Uncommon

Fun Fact: Shungite has been used as a pigment for paint, which can be found with the names "carbon black" or "Shungite natural black".

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Silver   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Identified with enhancing the powers of the moon, delicate Silver is a metal associated with psychism, love, peace and protection. Silver is often used for scrying, for psychic dreams, or to attract money. Many people reportedly use silver as protection during travels. Some use Silver under their pillow or as a necklace to promote psychic dreams.

As Silver relates to the moon, so does it relate to the yin or feminine energies, and can help those who are too aggressive to bring peace into their awareness. As such, Silver also helps one to get in touch with their own emotions and intuition, by allowing the acknowledgment of one's inner voice instead of repressing it. Silver can help to attract money by sending intention into a small piece of Silver and a green candle, placing the Silver beneath it, and then burning the candle while visualizing greater prosperity coming into one’s life.

Silver acts as a "mirror to the soul", allowing one to see deep within the self with absolutely no judgment. Use Silver in tandem with other crystals such as Rose Quartz. While Silver will remove and release negativity from a body or space, the Rose Quartz will fill the void with love and compassion. It is this type of balance that makes Silver an amazing tool to use with other crystal pieces.

Physically, Silver helps to detoxify the body and increase the absorption of vital minerals and vitamins.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): Cancer, Aquarius
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Elements
Crystal System: Cubic
Chemical Composition: Ag, Elemental Silver
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: silver white w/metallic luster, will tarnish to black
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Silver is used in jewelry, tableware, coins, scientific equipment and in photographic processes.

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Smokey Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

A very powerful metaphysical stone, Smokey Quartz emits a high level of energy. Smokey Quartz helps ground the holder with Earth energies and is good for working with the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and transmute negative energy. Smokey Quartz is also a great stone for pain relief, and helps to prevent healing crises after a strong energy session. Smokey Quartz can help integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras and anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body.

Smokey Quartz works with all of the Chakras, but can specifically focus its energies with the Root and Solar-Plexus Chakras. While this stone has a slow and steady energy to it, it is still very powerful in its action. This crystal has a vibe that helps to facilitate the transformation of dreams into reality.

Meditating with Smokey Quartz can bring information from other realms into the physical. Many people who work with Smokey Quartz have reported unusual sightings of spiritual entities. Smokey Quartz is great for manifestation programs and grids, and body layouts, due to its slow and methodical way of pulling higher energies down into third dimensional reality. Protective Smokey Quartz is an important mineral for one's medicine bag.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 2 & 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep brown, golden brown, black brown, gray brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The cause of the color of Smokey Quartz has been debated but it is almost certainly related to the amount of exposure to radiation that the stone has undergone. Natural Smokey Quartz is naturally radiated during its growth. Lab enhanced Smokey Quartz is additionally irradiated.

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Snowflake Obsidian   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease.

Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Snowflake Obsidian promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.

Physically, Snowflake Obsidian is associated with the skeletal and vascular systems, and is said to support smooth skin.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: Si02 - Silicon Dioxide w/inclusions
Hardness: 5-5.5

Physical:
Color: Black w/White snowflake-like patterns/inclusions of the mineral Cristobalite
Location: Mexico, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Obsidian is used in cardiac surgery, as well-crafted obsidian blades have a cutting edge many times sharper than high-quality steel surgical scalpels.

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Sodalite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Sodalite encourages being true to self and standing up for your beliefs. A stone of self-expression and confidence, Sodalite can aid in issues of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. Sodalite promotes intuition and a trust in one's own judgment, which can be a great ally in daily life. Sodalite helps to achieve emotional balance, releasing old conditioning and programming of the past which no longer serves.

A stone of awakening, Sodalite stimulates the Pineal Gland and the Third Eye, and deepens meditation. Sodalite is helpful for those who find themselves to be over-emotional, due to its ability to focus energy on the Third-Eye and Throat Chakras. This will allow one to use more logic and intuition, rather than the emotions from an over-developed Heart Chakra. Sodalite helps to enhance psychic abilities while discouraging any obsession about such abilities.

Sodalite encourages discipline and will in one's personal and public lives, and can be a facilitator of career advancement when used in this manner. Carrying Sodalite during the day can help one to find efficient ways of dealing with daily tasks and problems.

Place Sodalite next to your computer to help clear electromagnetic pollution. Sodalite works with the Throat and Third-Eye Chakras to help and guide one on their spiritual path by opening a window into the subconscious mind, pulling subtle images into the conscious mind. Sodalite can also be an aid to those studying symbolism and its role in the greater scheme, by helping one to become aware of the patterns that can occur over the course of one's life, and their meanings and purposes.

Physically, Sodalite can ease anxiety and panic attacks, mental confusion, and fear/phobias. Use Sodalite to strengthen the immune system, ease insomnia and balance metabolism.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspathoid
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness: 5.5-6
Chemical Composition: Na4Al3(SiO4)3Cl, Sodium Aluminum Silicate Chloride

Physical:
Color: Colorless, white, light yellow, green, light to very dark blue, gray, pink to violet often mottled with white veins and/or patches.
Location: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Greenland, Italy, Namibia, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Tanzania, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Feldspathoids, such as Sodalite, form as a result of low silica magmas. In fact, the silica content is so low that quartz will never occur with them.

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Sphene   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Sphene (Titanite) can literally help your garden grow!  Place a grid of Sphene crystals in your vegetable garden, herb garden or flower beds.  Sphene stimulates growth in a big way.

Sphene helps to calm the emotions and soothe the heart.  It  aligns the spiritual, emotional, etheric and mental bodies, stimulating healing and/or improving health.

Sphene is often used to promote contact with the heavenly bodies within this universe, work with the principles of shape shifting and enhance communications/bonding with all animals.

Physically, Sphene can be used to treat muscle strain, reduce fevers, inflammation, and balance blood cell (both red and white) counts in the body.  Use Sphene as an elixir to soothe skin.  Sphene can also be very helpful in the area of tooth and gum issues.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: All, especially Solar Plexus, Heart
Astrological signs: Sagittarius
Vibration: 4, 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Titanite
Crystal System:  Monoclinic
Hardness:  5 - 5.5
Chemical Composition:  CaTiSiO5, Calcium Titanium Silicate

Physical:
Color: Green, yellow, white, brown or black.
Location: Worldwide including Brazil, Canada, Italy, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, USA
Rarity: Common

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Spirit Quartz (Cactus Quartz)   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Sometimes called “Cactus Quartz” or “Spirit Crystals,” these unique crystals were discovered in South Africa. Spirit Quartz is characterized by tiny, druzy crystals covering the entire shaft of its quartz points. Spirit Quartz occurs mainly in light Amethyst, but also in Clear Quartz and occasionally in Citrine or Smokey Quartz. The metaphysical properties seem to be the same regardless of the color of the Spirit Quartz. To date, Spirit Quartz has only been found in South Africa.

In Spirit Quartz, powerful healing energy is directed through the main crystal while also being simultaneously radiated out in all directions by the tiny crystals that cover it. There are many paths the magnified energy of Spirit Quartz can take, and it stimulates on all levels the physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and subtle bodies. Simultaneously, Spirit Quartz brings focus to the energetic center of an issue, the “heart of the matter” or the core of dis-ease.

Its ability to focus and bring energies together also makes Spirit Quartz an excellent stone for groups. Spirit Quartz fosters unity, peace, and a willingness to work together that is beneficial to families, communities, or businesses alike. Use Spirit Quartz in group meditations to connect the energies of all participants.

Spirit Quartz has been used to heighten experiences with astral travel, shamanic journeying, dream work, re birthing, and meditation. While primarily associated with the Crown Chakra, Spirit Quartz opens and cleanses all Chakras.

A protective stone, both energetically and physically, Spirit Quartz shields the aura, transmutes negative energy, and protects from physical harm. The sense of calm and peace Spirit Quartz brings helps decrease fears, and makes it an excellent stone to use when dealing with the loss of a loved one, easing the grief of transition. Spirit Quartz can aid to increase physical and intellectual fertility.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown, Heart
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Virgo, Aquarius, Pisces, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: White, Clear, Lilac, Lavender, Purple, Gold, Brown
Location: Magaliesburg, South Africa
Rarity: With only one location, this crystal will become rare as the mine runs out
Fun Fact: One of the best kept secrets for quite some time! Spirit Quartz actually appeared in the book "Minerals of South Africa" with a photo that dates back to 1987.

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Spodumene   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Spodumene is a rock forming mineral in granites and pegmatites that bear other lithium minerals.  The Spodumene crystals that form as pink or purple are called Kunzite.  These are Spodumene crystals that have minor to trace amounts of Manganese included.  Spodumene crystals that are emerald green, pale green or yellowish green are called Hiddenite.  Hiddenite crystals get their color from minor to trace amounts of Chromium.  Crystals that are white, clear, colorless, and gray are simply called by the family name of Spodumene.

Spodumene is excellent for achieving deep, meditative states, allowing for a connection with the Divine and a deep sense of peace.  Spodumene focuses on the Crown Chakra and transmits energy down into the Third-Eye, Throat, and Heart Chakras.

Holding Spodumene helps to clear away negativity by raising vibrational levels of the various subtle bodies.  When in need of clarification on a matter, meditate with high vibe Spodumene, which will open the mind for a clearer perspective of any situation.  Spodumene also stimulates creativity and aligns all of the Chakras simultaneously.

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Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Taurus, Leo
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Pyroxene
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: (LiAlSi2 O6) Lithium Aluminum Silicate
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color: Colourless, yellow, light green, emerald-green, pink to violet, purple, white, gray
Location: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Madagascar, Namibia, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, USA
Rarity: Emerald Green (Hiddenite) Spodumene is the most rare of all Spodumene varieties
Fun Fact: From the Greek word "spodoumenos", which means "reduced to ashes", alluding to the grayish white mass that is formed when the mineral is ignited. 

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Spotted Agate   ( Dec 13, 2013 )

Spotted Agate - Reminiscent of a cobble-stoned street, spotted Agate is a healing stone for body, mind and spirit.  An earth stone, this variety of Agate lends itself to keeping you grounded; but while holding it, you may feel as if you need to take the least-trodden path. Let go and have some fun, is what Spotted Agate will tell you. It can increase concentration, honesty and memory.  Agate also protects the wearer from psychic attack, thereby preventing negative energy from harming you. 

Physically, Agate increases stamina, helps with digestive conditions and protects the body from harmful radiation from X-rays.

Agate is formed with bands of microscopic quartz crystals. It is a variety of Chalcedony. Agate is a grounding stone as well as a spiritual stone, allowing one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, the gentle nature of Agate helps it to have a lasting impact.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Root
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Capricorn
Vibration: Number:  7

Geological:
Mineral Family: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness:  7
Chemical Composition:  SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color:  White, Cream, or Brown with spotted markings
Location:  Brazil, Africa
Rarity: Fairly Common

Star Sapphire   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

The Star Sapphire is a Sapphire that exhibits a unique star-like pattern within the crystal, which is also known as an "asterism".  The cause of this fascinating visual effect is tiny, needle like inclusions which intersect forming a six-rayed star shaped pattern.  The intersection is formed most often from the mineral Rutile, which is composed primarily of Titanium Dioxide.  This amazing pattern is most breathtaking when viewing under a single light source.

The Star Sapphire connects with the Angels of Faith, Hope, and Destiny.  It draws you into its depths, deepening meditation and centering your thoughts.  Star Sapphire increases clairvoyance, clairaudience, and prophecy, connecting the user to the Angelic Realms and other Light Beings.  Star Sapphire can be used to connect to/contact beings from the stars.  It helps to bring clarity and understanding into the intentions of others.  Star Sapphire can also bring a cheery disposition to any situation.

In general, Sapphire is a stone of peace, tranquility, spiritual healing and spiritual truth.  Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source.  This makes Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.  Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.

A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace.  Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition.  Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.

Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history.  There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests. Sapphire is a form of Corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth.  Sapphires form in many colors, depending upon the trace metals they contain.  Red Corundum is referred to as Ruby.

Physically, Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress. Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies with Color
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide with inclusions
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Blue, Blue/Purple, Lavender, Pink, Orange-Pink, Colorless, White, Black, Golden
Location: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Pakistan, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UK, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It also has been deemed the gemstone of choice given for the 5th and 45th anniversaries of marriage.

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Stibnite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Stibnite is a true crystal for our time. Stibnite assists in helping to adjust to the constant changes that are faced on a daily basis. It alleviates fears, difficulties and chaos. Stibnite can help to stabilize one’s economy, making it a perfect piece to use in intention ceremonies and/or meditations. Stibnite also aids in the various energy shifts and higher frequency energies that our bodies are currently undergoing. It will help to counter the physical symptoms of these shifts.

For those who are sensitive to energy in general, using Stibnite can form an energy barrier around the body, enhancing your own energy field and keeping others energies at bay.

Stibnite can be used as a diagnostic tool for healing. The energy of Stibnite allows a deep awareness of the physical body, which will help when scanning the internal body for specific areas where disease may be present. Stibnite will also promote cleansing and release toxins from the emotional body.

Use Stibnite to enhance meditations (centers, promotes inner stillness), astral traveling experiences (keeps one spiritually open while remaining present and aware) and allow a higher understanding and ability to communicate with the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.

Stibnite can assist in the healing of infection sites, stomach and esophageal disorders, and muscle tensions.

Caution: Because Stibnite is toxic, it should not be used in elixirs, or near pets/children. Wash hands thoroughly after use.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All, with strong ties to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 8

Geological:
Mineral Class: Sulfides
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Sb2S3, Antimony Sulfide
Hardness: 2

Physical:
Color: Steel Gray to silver with metallic luster
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Romania, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Stibnite was used in ancient times in powdered form by women to darken their eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Stilbite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Stilbite exhibits a wonderful spiritual energy.  Stilbite is often used for psychic guidance and creativity.  Carrying a fine, loving vibration, Stilbite can help with all kinds of metaphysical endeavors, and especially with spiritual travel.  It is known that people often lose all or some of their memories of spiritual or other metaphysical experiences due to the fact that, to facilitate such experiences, usually a deeper meditative state, such as beta or theta, is necessary.  Stilbite is believed to aid in remembering those experiences.

Stilbite has a vibration that reminds one of Universal Love and connection.  Just holding a piece of gentle Stilbite reminds you that you are loved and cared for regardless of your circumstances.  Stilbite raises one’s consciousness of universal love.  Use Stilbite on the Third Eye for help with intuition and psychic ability.  Stilbite is helpful in learning acceptance and letting go, which is in turn can aid in manifestation work.  Stilbite facilitates clarity of thought, even in the most confusing circumstances.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Crown, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 6 & 33

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Phillipsite (Zeolite Group)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: (NaCa2Al5Si13O36 -14H2O) Hydrated sodium calcium aluminum silicate
Hardness: 3.5-4

Physical:
Color: White, Pink, Peach
Location: World wide including: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Iceland, India, New Zealand, South Afrida, UK, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: From the Greek word "stilbein", which means "to glitter or shine", or "stilbe", a mirror, alluding to its pearly or vitreous luster.

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Strawberry Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Strawberry Quartz carries all the vibrations of Clear Quartz, with the additional attributes of universal love, understanding of purpose, and seizing the day.  Carrying Strawberry Quartz can be soothing and calming for someone who works in a fast-paced environment.  Strawberry Quartz has the ability to amplify intentions of love, gratitude and generosity, and can radiate those vibrations outward.  Some wear Strawberry Quartz when trying to attract a soul-mate. However, be aware that “soul-mate” doesn't mean “exactly like yourself”.  Often, our soul-mates are those people who can really test us and show us where we need work.

Strawberry Quartz assists in bringing balance to the psyche, the emotions, and the subtle energy bodies.  An important tool for new initiates on the spiritual path, Strawberry Quartz can help one to gain insights into one's persona and inspiration regarding how to improve on it.  Strawberry Quartz is a great facilitator of gaining hidden knowledge.

Hold Strawberry Quartz as an aid/companion during meditation or journeying.  Perfect to add to a healing grid or use in a healing layout.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Libra
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide w/Hematite inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to deep pink
Location: Africa, Kazakhstan
Rarity: Uncommon
Fun Fact: True Strawberry Quartz, like those pictured here, are much more difficult to find than their manufactured counterparts.

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Striped Brown Jasper   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

A comforting stone, Striped Brown Jasper can help with issues involving the aura and chakras.  Working very slowly, Jaspers are thought to help people bring their ideas to fruition by enhancing determination.  When you want to perform higher spiritual work but stay earth connected (readers, mediums, healers), this is the stone to use.  Striped Brown Jasper is often recommended for bringing people down to earth and promoting mental processes, especially after meditation or rituals involving the more ethereal stones such as Moldavite or Phenakite.  Carrying Brown Striped Jasper can help in relations with others throughout the day, especially in work situations.

Striped Brown Jasper can help bring vitality into a lifeless period by supporting one's energy system.  It is also helpful to those recuperating from illness or trauma, by bringing the knowledge of perfection to one's cellular memory.  Brown Striped Jasper makes a great gift for someone in the hospital.

In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”.  It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life.  Jasper reminds people to help each other.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Cream to tan mixed with chocolate to coffee colored stripes
Location: Australia, India, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Legends passed down over time say that Jasper was used to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.

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Sugilite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Beautiful violet-purple Sugilite, also called Luvulite, is a major spiritual stone, promoting individual as well as universal love.  Sugilite is said to aid in understanding the “big questions” in life.  Especially helpful for those who feel alienated and alone, Sugilite allows the user to understand the purpose for their existence, and the reason for their life lessons.  Sugilite helps to promote self forgiveness and acceptance.

Sugilite can help one to release anger and rage, helping one to recognize struggles as necessary for ones growth.  Great for dreamwork, Sugilite can be held during sleep to help release nightmares, bringing one to a truly restful, regenerative sleep state.  Especially good for those who are empathic, Sugilite can offer energetic protection from outside negative energies.  Meditating with Sugilite can help to pull in higher vibrations, and bring them into the earth's energy field.

Known as the healer’s stone, Sugilite is said to enhance one’s healing and psychic abilities.  Sugilite is also believed by some to lesson learning disabilities like dyslexia, and to help with more serious disorders such as Schizophrenia and Autism.

Physically, Sugilite aids with addictions and eating disorders.  Sugilite is a wonderful companion to keep near when dealing with headaches, migraines or any type of pain issues.  Sugilite is a great piece to keep in your collection, as it will help the body to heal and repair itself.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra:  Heart, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 2,3,7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Milarite - Osumilite
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Chemical Composition: KNa2Li3(Fe, Mn, Al)2Si12O30 Potassium Sodium Lithium Iron Manganese Aluminum
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Purple, brown to yellow, pink, black, colourless
Location: Australia, Canada, Italy, South Africa
Rarity: Pure Sugilite is quite rare. Sugilite in combination w/Bustamite, Rictolite, and/or Manganese is somewhat common
Fun Fact: Sugilite is a somewhat obscure mineral named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens in 1944, Ken-ichi Sugi.

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Sulphur   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Volcanic in origin, Sulphur (Sulfur) carries a negative charge, and it detoxifies and absorbs negativity, making it a natural choice for use with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Sulphur helps those with a propensity for negativity to discover the root causes behind such feelings and to find appropriate ways of releasing this energy in a productive manner. Sulphur is good for people who have anger management issues and negative outbursts.

Sulphur allows people to get in touch with the inner self, to discover a higher purpose, while blocking any old repeating behaviors that no longer serve this purpose. Sulphur can soften a hard line attitude, allowing one to become more flexible with the natural cycles of life. This action can tune one into the right frequencies for allowing inner peace to pervade in one's life experience.

Physically, Sulphur can be used to help heal infections, fevers, joint pain and swelling, skin issues, colds, and exhaustion.

Caution: Sulphur is toxic – do not put in water or near a heat source. Wash hands thoroughly and keep away from pets/children.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Elements
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: S , Elemental Sulfur
Hardness: 2

Physical:
Color: Yellow, Can also be reddish or greenish yellow with impurities
Location: Chile, Poland, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: What is that rotten egg smell? Many people do not like the smell of Sulphur, when in actuality Sulphur itself has essentially no scent. As for the odor we detect, this occurs when water (including humidity in the air) mixes with the Sulphur and a small amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is produced.

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Sunstone   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Sunstone is a gem variety of Oligoclase (Feldspar Family) that has schiller (flash) similar to Labradorite.  Sunstone is an orange to brown stone containing small hematite crystals that give it an additional sparkle and fire.

Metaphysically, Sunstone is known for its powerful connection to the light and power of the sun.  Sunstone brings light to all situations, and carrying a piece around with you can help your personal power to “shine”.  Once known as a stone of good luck, Sunstone has a bright, joyful energy that increases vitality and lightens dark moods.

Sunstone helps empower those who feel persecuted or abandoned by others, instilling confidence and optimism and encouraging motivation and positive action.  Sunstone is also useful in removing energy draining ties or “hooks” into your energy by other people.

Sunstone is a great stone for the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, but can clear and energize all Chakras.  Sunstone was used by the Canadian Indians in medicine wheel rituals, by the ancient Greeks to represent the Sun Gods, and in ancient India for protection from dark forces from other realms.

Physically, Sunstone can aid in Depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) as well as assisting with aches, pains, chronic sore throat, and sexual issues.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Libra
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Feldspar
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium calcium aluminum
Hardness: 6-6.5

Physical:
Color: Gold, Orange, Red to copper
Location: Canada, India, Norway, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Relatively common
Fun Fact: It is believed that the Vikings used the light-polarizing properties of Sunstone to tell the direction of the sun on cloudy days.

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Tabular Quartz (Tabby Quartz)   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Tabular Quartz Crystals have a flat shape, because they have two sides that are much wider than the other four.  Tabular-shaped crystals, also called “Tabby” Quartz,  are excellent for transmitting energy and thought, and contains a variety of information relating to our Planet Earth.  Many Tabular Quartz Crystals have notches on them, that when rubbed, can help to release the stored information to the user.  This is best done during meditation or simply sitting quietly and tuning into the crystal.

Tabular Crystals can be activators for other crystals.  Meditating with these higher vibrational stones facilitate attunement with the Earth’s energies and communication with higher realms.  Tabby Quartz is helpful during times of confusion and misinterpretation.  The free-flow of energy within this crystal can help to clear away energetic blockages along with any misunderstandings of the user, making it a great aid in communication with others as well as the inner-self.  Tabular Quartz Crystals are great for gridding and energy healing.

In general, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.  Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.  Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention.  Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.  As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth.  Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras.  Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: All
Astrological sign(s): All
Vibration: Number 4 & 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Clear, White, Colorless
Location: World Wide
Rarity: Tabular Quartz is not as common
Fun Fact: Quartz is not the only mineral composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide. There are no less than eight other known structures that are composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide.

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Tangerine Aura (Melon Aura) Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Tangerine Aura Quartz, also called Melon Aura Quartz, can be used to activate the Sacral Chakra, allowing one to feel more at home in one's environment.  Tangerine Aura's sweet energies help to promote a higher self-worth and increase self-esteem.  It also assists in the removal of creative blockages so that creativity can flow freely and effortlessly.  Tangerine Aura helps to increase and enhance sexuality.

Tangerine Aura is wonderful for meditation, gridding, and healing work.  Carrying or wearing Tangerine Aura can be beneficial for those trying to overcome self-esteem issues.  Use Tangerine Aura to enhance the healing properties of other crystals.

Tangerine Aura (Melon Aura) is created when Clear Quartz crystals are super-heated in a vacuum and infused with vaporized Gold & Iron Oxide.  These precious metals condense onto the surface of the quartz crystal to form a permanent bond with the lattice of the quartz.  By combining the vibrations of Quartz with Gold and Iron Oxide, a synthesis of unique vibrations is created.

For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article: https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Libra
Vibration: Number 3 & 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide lab enhanced using Gold & Iron Oxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale to medium orange
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Quartz is heated to 1600 Fahrenheit in a vacuum, and then gold and Iron Oxide vapors are added to the chamber.  These vaporous atoms fuse to the crystal's surface, which gives the crystal an iridescent pale to medium orange glow.

Editors Note: We feel that lab enhanced stones can be effective for transmitting healing energy. Heat treating or enhancing a crystal in a lab does change the vibration, but it does not eliminate or reduce the potential healing effect.

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Tangerine Quartz   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Tangerine Quartz is identified as a quartz point, mass or cluster that is stained with a Hematite (Iron Oxide) film or coating.  This stain is on the outside of the crystal and can be removed when cleaned in an acid bath.  Polishing or tumbling can also remove the color.  Tangerine Quartz can range in hues from pale yellow to deep rust.

Metaphysically, Tangerine Quartz is a remarkable tool to use when working with the issues of Inner self (understanding, acceptance, growth).  It helps to evaluate and face these inner issues without judgment or criticism.  The energy of Tangerine Quartz allows for the forgiveness and release of past issues/traumas that no longer serve and in fact have held us back from going forward.

Tangerine Quartz works well with the Sacral Chakra energies, enhancing creativity and the acceptance of Change.  Tangerine Quartz supports balance in the Sacral Chakra and helps to "Put the Past in the Past".  It is a crystal of strength and tenacity.

Tangerine Quartz exhibits an energy that allows a greater understanding of the events affecting us in our lives.  Tangerine Quartz can be used to find a place of calm and center after a physical or energetic trauma.  It can help heal from a psychic attack, fostering a sense of compassion and understanding rather than assigning blame.

A wrapped Tangerine Quartz Pendant or point would be a wonderful piece to use when you feel pulled in to a situation that is filled with chaos or drama.  It will give you the strength necessary to step out of this dense energy, as it raises your frequency to a more positive vibration, making your interactions with others more enjoyable and productive.

Had a difficult day? Place a Tangerine Quartz point at each outside corner of your bathtub with the points facing towards the center.  This mini grid will allow for the release of tension and stress built up during the day.  It will also ground and calm the chatter of the mind, allowing the “What if’s” and “I should have’s” to gently melt away.  This same formation can be used in meditation as well.  Simply sit as you would in meditation and place each point facing towards you-one in front, one in back, one on either side.

The energy of Tangerine Quartz is amazingly subtle, smooth and highly effective.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Libra
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with a Hematite (Iron Oxide) dusting
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Milky to clear crystals with a partial to complete pale peach to deep rust orange dusting
Location: Brazil, Africa, Madagascar
Rarity: Uncommon due to limited localities
Fun Fact: Quartz is not the only mineral composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide. There are no less than eight other known structures that are composed of (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide.

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Tanzanite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

A relatively new gift from Mother Earth, Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, Africa. Tanzanite is the bluish-purple variety of Zoisite.

Tanzanite increases communication with the Spiritual world and facilitates access to ancient wisdom, especially to the spiritual knowledge of ancient indigenous tribal cultures. Tanzanite opens the Crown Chakra to show visualizations of higher spiritual realms. Good for spiritual exploration and inner journeys, Tanzanite aids visualization in meditations. Use Tanzanite to deepen guided group meditations.

The Throat and Third Eye Chakras are also activated by Tanzanite. Tanzanite facilitates integration between these two Chakras, simultaneously boosting psychic powers and communication, making it easier to communicate visions.

The glow of Tanzanite increases your inner light, increasing health and vitality. Tanzanite also reduces stress, helping you to slow down. In the stillness that is created, quieter sides of your personality can emerge, allowing a more balanced state of being.

Physically, Tanzanite is a wonderful stone to use in soothing depression, anxiety and panic. Use to aid the immune system and ease inflammation.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Zoisite
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH), Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide.
Hardness: 6.5-7

Physical:
Color: Tanzanite in its rough state is usually a reddish brown color. It requires artificial heat treatment to bring out the blue violet of the stone.
Location: Tanzania
Rarity: Uncommon due to limited locations
Fun Fact: Tanzanite has become so popular that in October of 2002 the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced that Tanzanite had joined Zircon and Turquoise in the traditional list of birthstones for the month of December.

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Tektite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

The Tektite is known for raising one’s vibrations and strengthening the aura, making it a wonderful stone for those who are working to spiritually advance in this lifetime. One can work with the Tektite during meditation to expand consciousness beyond current limitations, and bring deeper insights into current situations or problems.

Those who are having trouble with negative entities can use Tektite in their pillowcase to help deter them. Regular work with Tektite can activate and enhance psychic abilities, is thought to encourage telepathy, and can help with lucid dreaming and astral travel. Tektite can sometimes increase the frequency of synchronicities, making it helpful for manifestation programs. Those who consistently carry Tektite during their spiritual work may begin to experience a thinning of the veil between dimensions.

Tektites offer some healing energies to help with the increase in vibration of human beings. Those experiencing blockages in the lower chakras will benefit from the ability of Tektite to clear them, although it is not a grounding stone. The Tektite can create a powerful energetic link between the lowest and highest chakras, facilitating the free flow of energy throughout the subtle bodies. Working with Tektite can enhance the ability to discern between truth and falsehoods one encounters in daily life.

Physically, Tektites help to enhance and accelerate healing from illness and injuries. Placed on the Third-Eye Chakra, Tektite can enhance the integration of higher energies received from other realms. The unique energies of the Tektite are immediately noticeable to those sensitive to the energies of crystals. Tektites are commonly regarded as stones of luck in many cultures.

Currently, there is some controversy surrounding the origins of Tektite. Some archaeologists suggest that these glassy Tektites were formed by some sort of atomic explosion. Others feel that the Tektite is a natural glass formed from a meteorite impact melting the local rock. There are many theories about how this could have occurred and is the subject of continuing debates.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Crown
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Cancer, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloid - Natural Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: Composition may vary but Tektites are mostly silica glass with inclusions of magnesium, iron and other elements.
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color: Black, green or colorless.
Location: Czech Republic (Moldavite), Ivory Coast, Asia, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Tektites are among the "driest" rocks, with an average water content of 0.005%. This is very unusual, as most, if not all, of the craters where Tektites may have formed were underwater before impact.

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Thunder Bay Amethyst   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Thunder Bay Amethyst (trademarked as Auralite 23) was discovered in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This unique crystal has been called by many names, including Auralite, Thunder Bay Amethyst, Kindred Spirit Stone, and Super 23. It is, in fact, basically an Amethyst with inclusions. It is said that Auralite contains upward of 23 elements, but many contain at least seventeen: Titanite, Cacoxenite, Lepidocrosite, Ajoite, Hematite (which gives Auralite its red coloring), Magnetite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalerite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Epidote, Bornite and Rutile.

According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, Auralite 23, “assists in unimpeded positive intellectual/spiritual/mental/physical growth, study of geometry/dimensional space , heal rifts in groups/families, disagreements , love-thyself, grid for Earth Stabilization, enhance aura/aura-sight, weight loss, disorders of dizziness, fevers.”


Metaphysical:
Chakras: All
Astrological signs: Leo
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Aluminosilicate of Fe, Mg, Ca and K

Physical:
Color:  Lavender to Deep Purple, with Red Inclusions
Location: Canada
Rarity: Fairly Common

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Tiger Iron   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Tiger Iron, a combination of Golden Brown Tiger Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper, exhibits the metaphysical properties of its components as well as its own. Tiger Iron is the perfect companion for those who tend to take on others feelings and emotions (whether consciously or unconsciously). Readers and Healers should keep a piece of Tiger Iron close to remain grounded, balanced and centered during a session.

Tiger Iron is a powerful lower Chakra stone, promoting physical vitality, energy, and stamina. Tiger Iron is a helpful aid to those who feel emotionally, mentally or physically exhausted and burned out. Full of grounding Earth energy, Tiger Iron also helps to find courage and refuge in times of danger, and promotes a deeper connection to the Earth and her cycles. Tiger Iron, like Golden Brown Tiger Eye, is helpful in manifesting ideas into reality and giving personal strength in times of change.

Tiger Iron is a great stone to use for creative solutions and ideas. Many musicians, artists, actors, and writers find Tiger Iron to be a perfect ally in their pursuits, but it is also helpful for any in the working world to come up with new ways of dealing with old problems.

Tiger Iron acts as a supreme healing stone, encouraging the remembrance of perfection within the cells, and can be therefore laid upon any affected areas to bring improvement. For those sensitive types, Tiger Iron can pull extraneous energies down into the lower chakras, thereby enhancing emotional integrity and centering the self.

Physically, Tiger Iron can assist those who have chemical or noise sensitivities. It can be used to relieve stress and aid in soothing fractures, cramps and aching muscles.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 7

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide in combination with Red Jasper and Hematite
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: A blend of Golden Brown Tiger Eye, Red Jasper and silvery to black Hematite with iridescent banding
Location: Australia, South Africa
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Marra Mamba is a rare form of Tiger Iron that contains shades of red, green, yellow and blue. Mined in one specific location in Australia, which was tapped out long ago, very little of the true, Marra Mamba Tiger Iron is available today.

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Topaz   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Topaz is beneficial for general health as well as for eyesight. Topaz was used long ago as a stone of invisibility — it was believed that, if one held Topaz in their left hand, they would not be noticed by those they were trying to avoid. It has also been carried or worn as a good-luck stone. Topaz enhances mental processes, bringing clarity and logic to any situation. It helps to see all aspects of an issue or problem, making it easier to find a solution. In this way, Topaz is also helpful to those searching for existential meaning, illuminating all the pieces of the puzzle and helping one to become receptive to their form.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Virgo
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Topaz
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 8
Chemical Composition: Al 2 SiO 4 (F, OH) 3, Aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide

Physical:
Color: Colourless, white, pale blue, light green, yellow, yellowish brown, or red
Location: World wide including: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia, USA
Rarity: Most are common

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Tourmalated Quartz (Tourmalinated Quartz)   ( Apr 16, 2013 )

Tourmalated Quartz, also called Tourmalinated Quartz, shares the properties of its components – the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Tourmaline, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of Quartz.  Tourmalated Quartz can help bring balance to the Yin and Yang energies, and is often used as a good luck charm.

Black Tourmaline, or Schorl, which is most commonly the type of Tourmaline found in Tourmalated Quartz, is a well known stone in metaphysical circles.  Used for grounding and clearing, Black Tourmaline is also exceptional at blocking and transmuting negativity, making it a wonderful stone for releasing fear and worry, and for protection of one's energy field.  Black Tourmaline is also used for clearing away electromagnetic pollution from sources such as computers and cell phones.

Clear Quartz is known as the master healer of the mineral kingdom and is often used for enhancing psychic abilities.  It has the energetic property of amplification, focus, and programmability.  Crystal lovers know Clear Quartz to be a great tool for manifestation and spiritual growth.  Meditating with Clear Quartz can help one to attune to the soul purpose.  Clear Quartz can open and activate the chakras.  Clear Quartz is also a great tool for manifestation grids and body layouts, but ,must be cleansed regularly.

The combination of Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline creates a powerful ally in one's spiritual growth.  While the Quartz can be an aid to those on the spiritual path, the Black Tourmaline can help keep one well-grounded, thus avoiding that out-of-touch sensation that can often result from being too focused on the higher pursuits.  Black Tourmaline in Quartz can also help one to avoid picking up negative vibrations from the environment or other people, making it a great crystal for one's pocket or purse. Tourmalated Quartz is loved by crystal healers for its energetic cleansing effect on the aura, and is great for energy healing sessions and grid work.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Root, Cleanses All
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Scorpio
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz/Tourmaline
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with NaFe3(Al,Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4, Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Hydroxide inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Milky to clear quartz with most often black Tourmaline needles
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: In general, colorful Tourmaline crystals are often found in conjunction with specimens of Quartz, Lepidolite, Mica, and other feldspars.

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Tourmaline   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Tourmalines are well-known in metaphysical circles as wonderful crystals for healing and protection. Tourmalines are excellent for balancing the hemispheres of the brain, clearing away blockages, and transmuting negative energies. They promote compassion, empathy, and sympathy, and are excellent meditation aids.

In general, Tourmaline can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure, which is a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact one’s energy field. Tourmaline is very grounding and helpful in releasing stress and tension. They can bring inspiration from higher realms into the chakras for processing within the body. All Tourmaline is thought to balance yin and yang energies, as well as the left and right hemispheres of the brain


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Varies by Color
Astrological sign(s): Varies by Color
Vibration: Number 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates/Borosilicates
Family: Tourmaline including Dravite, Elbaite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite, Uvite, and Schorl
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: (Na1+, Ca2+)(Li1+, Mg2+, Al3+). (Al3+, Fe3+, Mn3+)6(BO3)3 (Si6O18) (OH)4 (varies by color)

Physical:
Color: Blue, Green, Black, Brown, Pink, Red
Location: Varies
Rarity: Most are common

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Tree Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Considered to be a Talisman in some parts of India, Tree Agate is a stone of inner peace.  Gentle Tree Agate calms nerves, and can be combined with Clear Quartz to deepen meditation and prayer.  Tree Agate brings our focus to the oneness of us all, dissolving egoism and arrogance.  Use Tree Agate to ease relationship problems with children.

Tree Agate is a highly supportive stone that boosts the immune system and regulates the balance of water in the body.  Tree Agate helps to clear energy blockages in the Nadis (energy channels) to allow for a greater flow of this energy throughout the body.  By opening up these pathways, Tree Agate can help connect to the natural cycles in life, thereby opening one up to a flow of abundance and prosperity.

Having a deep connection to nature, Tree Agate can assist those involved with conservation projects.  Tree Agate is a healer of geopathic stress; by emitting its calming and centering energies into the environment.  Physically, Tree Agate can help ailments of the nerves and blood capillaries, but is especially helpful to those with neuralgia.

In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life.  Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide w/inclusions
Hardness: 6-7

Physical:
Color:  Bright to milky White Opaque stone with green Dendritic “Tree like” patterns (Chlorite, Hornblende, etc)
Location: India, Brazil, Uruguay, and Mexico
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Also frequently called “Tree Stone”

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Tsavorite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Tsavorite is a green variety of Grossularite Garnet that was originally found in Tsavo National Park in Africa.

Tsavorite releases old emotional trauma and feelings of inadequacy, enabling one to trust others and go out into the world to socialize. Meditate with Tsavorite to enhance communication with higher spirits, increase psychic awareness and enhance intuition. Wearing Tsavorite can increase one’s sense of joy which, in turn, leads to the meeting of new people in one’s life, and recognizing the blessings in one’s own life.

Physically, Tsavorite helps reduce the effects of pollen and animal allergies, aides in blood-sugar disorders, relieves inflammation, increases libido, and helps to recharge the immune system.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number: 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Garnet
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  6 – 7.5
Chemical Composition:  Ca3Al2Si3O12   Calcium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color:  Emerald-green; green
Location:  Africa, India
Rarity: Uncommon

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Turquoise   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Metaphysically, Turquoise is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe, and Turquoise is considered sacred in many Chinese cultures as well. Turquoise is a wonderful companion to use when removing and releasing old behaviors such as self-sabotage and self-martyrdom that no longer serves in growth.

Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with Water and Air Elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also enhances communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a protective stone, often being used for amulets. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing strength and purification.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration: Number 1

Geological:
Mineral Class: Phosphates
Crystal System: Triclinic
Chemical Composition: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate
Hardness: 5-6

Physical:
Color: Green blue to sky blue
Location: Afghanistan, China, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Tibet, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Many believe Turquoise got its name from traders, more commonly known as Turks, who brought it to Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Unakite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Unakite is an altered Granite consisting primarily of pink Orthoclase Feldspar, Clear Quartz and green Epidote.

Unakite balances the emotional and spiritual bodies, and provides gentle release of energetic blockages. It helps us to move on from outmoded beliefs from the past. Unakite can also be used for help with past-life regression therapy, and facilitates the understanding of previous events and their roles in the current incarnation.

A stone of vision, Unakite can open and activate the Third Eye Chakra to receive spiritual insights from higher realms. Unakite's grounding effect can bring a calming influence to any environment, and is great for the workplace or the home, sending out peaceful vibes to all those nearby.

Physically, Unakite is said to be good for the reproductive system, for healthy pregnancies, and for the healthy development of unborn babies. Unakite can also protect against electromagnetic pollution from computers or cell phones. Unakite is also used during recovery from trauma or major illnesses, helping the cells to "remember" the state of perfect health.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart, Third Eye
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Vibration: Number 9

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Chemical Composition: Unakite is a complex composition of pink Orthoclase Feldspar KAlSi3O8, Potassium Aluminum Silicate, green Epidote Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH), Calcium Aluminum Iron Silicate Hydroxide, and clear Quartz SiO2
Hardness: 6-7

Physical:
Color: Mottled green and pink with pockets of clear to colorless quartz
Location: Brazil, China, South Africa, USA
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Unakite is the state stone of Virginia, where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Uvarovite (Green Garnet)   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Uvarovite is one of the green varieties of the popular garnet family and is often referred to as a stone of abundance, and not just of material abundance. It can increase abundance of love, acceptance and peace. Uvarovite can help you get through periods of solitude without feeling lonely. It can increase self-confidence, heals feelings of inadequacy and allows you to feel that, in your heart, you always have what you need. The Universe will provide. Uvarovite can help you voice your feelings in a more positive way, rather than keeping them bottled up inside.

Physically, Uvarovite is used as an anti-inflammatory to ease the symptoms associated with arthritis, rheumatism, wounds and inflamed scar tissue. It detoxifies the blood and kidneys; helps with heart and lung disorders and aides in the treatment of acidosis and leukemia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius/Taurus
Vibration: Number: 7
Planet – Mars/Venus; Element - Earth

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Garnet
Crystal System: Isometric
Hardness:  6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition:  Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3  Calcium Chromium Silicate

Physical:
Color:  Emerald-green; green
Location:  India
Rarity: Fairly Common
Fun Fact: Uvarovite was a favorite crystal of Carl Faberge’ who used it in his Faberge’ egg designs.

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Vera Cruz Amethyst   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Vera Cruz Amethyst is a very special high vibration crystal. The energy of the Vera Cruz Amethyst will create an excellent connection with spirit, and a protective energy surrounding the user.

Vera Cruz Amethyst will take you almost instantly into a meditative and/or journeying state. This is because Vera Cruz Amethyst can produce an immediate “Beta” state during meditation, and can help those who are having a difficult time achieving a deep meditation. This property can also help those trying to connect with angels or spirit guides. Try mediating with a Vera Cruz Amethyst Point on the Third Eye Chakra for developing intuition and connecting with spiritual realms.

While Amethyst works with the Third-Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras, many use Vera Cruz Amethyst for the Heart and Throat Chakras as well. This allows for any information received through the Etheric and Crown Chakras to be processed and absorbed through the other three Chakras. Using Vera Cruz Amethyst with the Heart Chakra can promote Universal Love within the self, for application in one’s daily life.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale lilac crystals with excellent clarity. These crystals sometimes show phantoms, having a Clear Quartz interior and an Amethyst exterior. Most Vera Cruz crystals are single terminated but many are Sceptered or Double Terminated.
Location: Vera Cruz, Mexico
Rarity: Good Specimens are increasingly difficult to find due to the closing of the Vera Cruz mine some time ago.
Fun Fact: Early Greeks believed that drinking wine from an Amethyst cup would prevent intoxication.

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Vesuvianite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Vesuvianite, also known as Idocrase, represents cooperative effort and as such, it is a wonderful stone to present to newlyweds, business associates, friends and acquaintances.

Vesuvianite can be useful when needing to clear negative and/or repetitive thought patterns from the mental and emotional bodies. Once these thought patterns have been cleared, the mental/emotional bodies will stabilize.

Use Vesuvianite to remove/release pent up anger and fears. Calming Vesuvianite acts quickly, yet gently to help find balance when the emotions are in turmoil.

Vesuvianite helps to connect the Heart Chakra with the spiritual realms, accessing the higher self and its connection to Source, which is love.

Physically, Vesuvianite strengthens teeth and bones; aides in nutrient absorption; alleviates skin ailments; may increase one’s sense of smell.


Metaphysical:
Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Vesuvianite
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Chemical Composition: Ca10Mg2Al4(Si2O7)2(SiO4)5(OH)- Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 6.5

Physical:
Color:  Green, Brown, Yellow
Location: Italy, Tanzania, Canada
Rarity: Fairly Common

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Violet Sapphire   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Purple or Violet Sapphire is known as a “stone of awakening”.  Violet Sapphire awakens and enhances spirituality by pulling higher vibrations down into the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras.  By stimulating the Pineal Gland, Violet Sapphire deepens intuition and calms emotional instability.  Use Violet Sapphire to open and energize the Crown Chakra, increasing visualization in meditation.

In general, Sapphire is a stone of peace, tranquility, spiritual healing and spiritual truth.  Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source.  This makes Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.  Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.

A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace.  Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition.  Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.

Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history.  There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests. Sapphire is a form of Corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth.  Sapphires form in many colors, depending upon the trace metals they contain.  Red Corundum is referred to as Ruby.

Physically, Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress. Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
Astrological sign(s): Virgo
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Family: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (Al2O3) Aluminum Oxide with inclusions
Hardness: 9

Physical:
Color: Blue, Blue/Purple, Lavender, Pink, Orange-Pink, Colorless, White, Black, Golden
Location: Australia, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Pakistan, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UK, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It also has been deemed the gemstone of choice given for the 5th and 45th anniversaries of marriage.

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Watermelon Tourmaline   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Watermelon Tourmaline belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Elbaite is by far the most colorful group, including Indicolite (blue to blue/green), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind and sometimes green with pink rind).

Watermelon Tourmaline works with the Heart chakra, cleansing and removing blockages. As a balancing stone, Watermelon Tourmaline aids in removing insecurities. As a balancing stone, Watermelon Tourmaline functions as a combination of male and female energies, both Yin and Yang together in one crystal. It can help to inspire both creativity and practicality, and connects the Heart Chakra to both physical and spiritual vibrations. Watermelon Tourmaline calms overactive emotions. Watermelon Tourmaline crystal is also believed to help attract love and resolve issues in relationships, infusing them with joy and Divine Love.

Watermelon Tourmaline is wonderful for connecting with nature spirits and the Earth. This can be a blessing to those who find themselves feeling disconnected or otherwise out of sorts. Watermelon Tourmaline can help to lessen depression and mend emotional wounds by allowing the owner to see the meaning for certain events in life. Meditation with Watermelon Tourmaline can aid in the release of unhealthy patterns of behavior, making room for new ways of thinking that lead to a more complete life.  Watermelon Tourmaline Crystals are great for meditation, energy-work, and grid-work, and make a great addition to one's medicine bag.

In general, Tourmaline can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure, which is a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact ones energy field. Tourmaline is very grounding and helpful in releasing stress and tension. They can bring inspiration from higher realms into the chakras for processing within the body. All Tourmaline is thought to balance yin and yang energies, as well as the left and right hemispheres of the brain.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: Heart
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Virgo
Vibration: Number 2

Geological:
Mineral Class: Tourmaline family (more specifically Elbaite), Borosilicates class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: Na(Li,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3 (OH)4, Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide
Hardness: 7-7.5

Physical:
Color: Pink to strawberry centers with a green rind or on rare occasions, a green center with a pink rind
Location: Argentina, Afghanistan, Brazil, Pakistan, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, USA
Rarity: Relatively Common
Fun Fact: Ancient legend says that Tourmaline is found in all colors because it travelled along a rainbow and gathered all the rainbow's colors.

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White Agate   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Agate is formed with bands of microscopic quartz crystals. It is a variety of Chalcedony. Agate is a grounding stone as well as a spiritual stone, allowing for one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps it to have a lasting impact.

White Agate is beneficial to pregnant women, as it eases the effects of morning sickness and alleviates the pain of labor.


Metaphysical:
Chakras: Crown
Astrological signs: Gemini
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 6-7
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide w/various inclusions/impurities

Physical:
Color: White with banding
Location: Brazil
Rarity: Common

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White Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

White Aventurine is a mirror to the soul. The Mica inclusions add a unique energy as they "provide reflective qualities so that one can recognize the flaws of humanity and can remain in a heart space to continue to love this same humanity." 

White Aventurine is used to facilitate clarity in visions. It provides for self reflection, and allows one to recognize that "in each person you see but the reflection of that which you choose to have that person be."


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra: ALL, especially Crown and Higher
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Vibration: Number 3

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions of Mica

Physical:
Color: White, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Peach
Location: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Tibet
Rarity: Common

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White Jade   ( Mar 29, 2013 )

White Jade (also known as “mutton fat jade”) is a calming, grounding stone that also protects the wearer from negative energies.  It brings peace, harmony and luck.  White Jade is also wonderful in the decision-making process, as it blocks distractions, allowing for the best results to reveal themselves (which makes it especially useful for children).

Physically, White Jade assists the body to heal itself, helps with bladder and kidney problems, and eases the pain of arthritis and other joint illnesses, especially in the hips. White Jade also helps with fluid retention, high blood pressure and imbalances in blood sugar levels.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Libra, Pisces, Cancer, Gemini
Vibration:   Number 11
Planet – Venus; Element - Water
Crystal Companion:  Rose Quartz, Green Jasper

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Jadeite
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Hardness:  6.5 - 7
Chemical Composition: (Na Al (SiO3)2 Sodium Aluminum Silicate

Physical:
Color:  White
Location: Canada, China, New Zealand, Russia, USA
Rarity: Fairly Common

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Yellow Aventurine   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Yellow Aventurine is great for opening and balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra.  Those who are oversensitive or indecisive, issues relating to an unbalanced Sacral Chakra, can also benefit from Yellow Aventurine's reassuring and balancing energies.

The helpful energies of Yellow Aventurine can aid those who have problems with power and control.  Working with Yellow Aventurine can help focus intentions for manifesting a sense of ease in being yourself.  The golden light of Yellow Aventurine fills one with compassion and understanding, alleviating grief and centering the emotions.

Use Aventurine to reduce/absorb/protect against electromagnetic and environmental pollution.  Yellow Aventurine can assist in removing toxins and enhancing the flow of energy through the body.  Yellow Aventurine balances the Yin-Yang energies, eases anxiety and expands the flow of creativity.

Physically, Yellow Aventurine can be used as an anti-inflammatory, as well as easing migraine headaches, allergies and sinus issues.


Metaphysical:
Chakra(s): Sacral, Solar Plexus
Number: 3
Astrological sign(s): Aries

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Pale yellow to golden
Location: Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: The name Aventurine comes from the Italian, a ventura, which means, by chance.

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Yellow Calcite   ( Mar 13, 2013 )

Yellow Calcite is often used to enhance one's will and self-confidence. The sweet, subtle, and vibrant energy of Yellow Calcite can sometimes be felt when placed directly on the Solar Plexus Chakra and can infuse one with a sense of new hope and optimism to face the future. Those who can benefit most from Yellow Calcite's work on the Solar Plexus are people who are pessimistic, sarcastic, or overly analytical.

Yellow Calcite has often been called "the great eliminator". People with anger management issues can meditate with Yellow Calcite to help open them up to knowledge of Divine Love and compassion, which can soothe the fire within that often causes violence.

Physically, Yellow Calcite can be used to assist in hormonal imbalances, painful muscles and the detoxification of the kidneys. It is a stone of healing and balance. Yellow Calcite can also help to calm anxieties and soothe the nerves.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Solar Plexus, Sacral, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius, Pisces
Vibration: Number 55

Geological:
Mineral Class: Carbonates
Family: Calcite
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (CaCO3) Calcium Carbonate
Hardness: 2.5-3

Physical:
Color: Pale Gold to bright yellow
Location: South Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Romania, UK, USA
Rarity: Very Common
Fun Fact: Calcite is the primary mineral component in cave formations.

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Yellow Jasper   ( Mar 16, 2013 )

Yellow Jasper aids and protects during all types of spiritual work. It is a companion stone, helping to guide you through these earth experiences and to keep you moving on your life path.

Yellow Jasper is a wonderful stone to utilize as it will protect and clear the body of environmental toxins and impurities. If you or someone you love is clumsy or accident prone, a gift of Yellow Jasper will help to ease these issues. Carry Yellow Jasper when you need a boost of positive energy to infuse the body, mind and soul. Yellow Jasper is great for protection during spiritual work or physical travel.

Physically, Yellow Jasper can be used to help cleanse and detoxify the internal organs, including the liver, gall bladder and intestines. Yellow Jasper also helps to strengthen the immune system, relieve nausea and indigestion. Yellow Jasper can also be beneficial to work with if chronic back pain is an issue. As with all Jaspers, Yellow Jasper will also help to absorb pain.

In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. Jasper reminds people to help each other.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo, Gemini, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 6

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Various shades of yellow to mustard brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Earth colored Jaspers are revered among indigenous societies as representing Mother Earth and our interconnectedness with her.

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Zebra Jasper   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Zebra Jasper is typically white with black stripes like a zebra, but it also comes in color variations like green, red and brown with white. Zebra Jasper holds the energy of balance, uniting the energies of the masculine and feminine, Yin and Yang. It also balances the chakras, and the physical, intellectual, emotional and etheric bodies.

Zebra Jasper is the “anti-apathy” stone. It allows you to be optimistic, despite life’s stresses and gives you more initiative to tackle those problems. It will encourage you to dare to dream and turn those dreams into reality. Zebra Jasper is also a grounding stone, allowing you to tune into Mother Earth and find joy in your surroundings.

Physically, Zebra Jasper helps with kidney/bladder problems; improves skin, bones and teeth and alleviates muscle spasms.

Jasper is a very calming stone and stimulates the Root Chakra. Jasper is a wonderful grounding stone and can help pull one's scattered energies in to work where they are most needed. Keeping Jasper with you can aid in resolving difficult situations. Worn as a protective amulet by tribal priests, Jasper can ward of negativity, and transmute dense energies into higher frequencies.

The most powerful area in a pyramid is in the center, near the apex, so it can be helpful to focus your intention into this spot. When working with these powerful items, be sure you have stated a purpose for the highest good, and are clear about your desires.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Libra
Vibration: Number 11

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Chalcedony
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with various inclusions/impurities
Hardness: 7

Physical:
Color: Black, White, Brown, Red
Location: Africa, Brazil
Rarity: Common

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Zebra Marble   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Marble is generally a nurturing and protective stone.  It can be very grounding, enabling one to learn patience and practicality when it is most needed.  Marble can also aid those who have trouble finding clarity and focus, which also helps one to achieve and hold deeper states of meditation.  It can also enhance one's dream recall, by sleeping with the stone under the pillow.

Zebra Marble carries these qualities of regular marble but to a greater extent.  It can help one to learn the inner truth to one's desires, helping to focus on what is wanted rather than what is not wanted.  It's energies allow for greater control over thoughts, helping to keep a higher vibration available more often.  By being mindful of one's thoughts, there is a better chance of manifestation of true desires.  


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): All
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Taurus
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Mineraloids - Metamorphic Rock
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 3.5-5
Chemical Composition: Composed primarily of carbonates, primarily Calcite (Calcium Carbonate). Typically Marble is the product of metamorphism on Limestone.

Physical:
Color: White marble with black striping or black marble with white striping.
Location: USA
Rarity: Common

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Zincite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Zincite is an excellent stone for transformation. Because Zincite was an “accidental” stone resulting from a fire in a zinc mine in Poland, it has become a stone of happy surprises, innovation, and vitality.  Zincite attracts abundance at a physical and spiritual level, assists with the rise of Kundalini energy, and enhances gut instincts and intuition. Zincite heals shock and trauma and instills the courage to deal with traumatic situations. It ameliorates depression and releases painful memories so that these can be laid to rest.

Zincite cleanses the lower chakras, enabling the higher ones to become more energized. Those who are not able to perceive the energy of most crystals will be able to experience Zincite’s joyful energy and use it to their advantage. Zincite is a stone of creativity that will enable its user to bring other like-minded folks together to work towards a common goal. A great stone for artists, writers, entrepreneurs, as well as gardeners and even those who just want to experiment with new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Physically, Zincite is a healing stone that aids the immune system, fights infections, increases vitality and assists with both male/female reproductive disorders.


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra
Vibration: Number 5

Geological:
Mineral Class: Oxides
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 4
Chemical Composition: ZnO - Zinc Oxide

Physical:
Color: Yellow, Green, Orange, Orange/Yellow, Orange/Red, Red, Brown
Location: Australia, Iran, Italy, Poland, Spain, USA, Zambia
Rarity: Real Zincite is somewhat rare. Manufactured is much more common.

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Zircon   ( Sep 11, 2013 )

Often confused with cubic zirconia, Zircon is a gemstone in its own right, and has been revered as a protective stone for centuries. Its color varies from colorless, deep red, reddish brown, brown, gray, blue, golden yellow and orange.  Many Zircons may be heat-treated to increase color density.

Zircon enables its wearer to experience life with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and joy and share that joy with others. It can bring solace and peace after traumatic experiences and increase vitality after physical exertion.  Zircon can help one to move on after a broken relationship, increasing your charisma when finding new love.

Use Zircon to protect yourself from thievery and liars. Place one in your home to find lost items, pets or even people.  At work, Zircon can aid in increasing your odds at landing that job or applying for that loan.

Physically, Zircon helps with muscle and bone disorders; relieves insomnia, allergies and vertigo; heals infections and viruses, and balances the pineal gland.

Caution: People who suffer from Epilepsy or that wear a pacemaker should not wear Zircon for long periods of time, as it may cause dizziness.

Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s):  Solar Plexus, Root
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Leo, Sagittarius
Vibration:  Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Family: Neosilicates
Crystal System: Tetragonal (Red-Brown Zircons are Octahedral)
Hardness:  7.5
Chemical Composition:  ZrSiO4 - Zirconium Silicate

Physical:
Color: Colorless, Deep Red, Reddish-Brown, Brown, Green, Gray, Yellow
Location:  Pakistan, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka
Rarity: Fairly Common
Fun Fact:  Red Zircon is also called Hyacinth; Deep Orange Zircon is called Jacinth.
 

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Zoisite   ( Apr 17, 2013 )

Zoisite is one of those stones that beg you to “get up and go”. Zoisite can help you get back your creative spark and focus on what you really enjoy doing. It keeps you from being lazy and idle. Zoisite transmutes negative energy into the positive and further enhances trust, not only in yourself, but the universe in general. It helps you understand and communicate your own truths, without the influence of others.

Associated with the Earth element, Zoisite helps you get out and enjoy nature, bringing with it a sense of joy and wonder. At work, this lovely stone can keep you on track, especially when being interrupted. It’s a good stone to keep by the phone to deter unwanted callers.

Physically, Zoisite detoxifies the body and alleviates inflammation. It promotes strength in the immune system, heart, lungs, spleen and pancreas. Zoisite can help heal problems associated with the reproductive organs and increase fertility (especially when combined with Ruby).


Metaphysical:
Primary Chakra(s): Heart
Astrological sign(s): Gemini
Vibration: Number 4

Geological:
Mineral Class: Silicates
Family: Epidote
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 6.5
Chemical Composition: Ca2Al3 (SiO4) (Si2O7) O (OH) Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide

Physical:
Color: White, Gray, Brown, Green, Purple, Pink (Thulite), Blue (Tanzanite)
Location: Pakistan, Scotland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Zoisite is a slow-acting crystal, so you can wear it for long periods of time.

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