Garnet is a stone of regeneration and stability. It can assist with past life recall. It is said to bring positive thoughts and be excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance. Garnet can boost positive energy and remove negative energy from the chakras. Garnet has been used to release bad karma and control anger, both towards others and one's self. It has also been used to assist in diminishing or eliminating abandonment issues. Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion which can be used to enhance sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy. It is also considered a stone of increasing truth, commitment, and faith. It can enhance emotions in a positive way, and also be quite calming. Garnets are used to reduce and eliminate self-sabotage whether conscious or unconscious. It has been used a great deal for gentle spiritual healing, and is used to enhance intuition. It is a stone of regeneration and stability. It is said to bring positive thoughts and be excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance.
Garnet can boost the entire system's energy and remove negative energy from the chakras. It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external. It discourages disorganized growth, and brings inner strength. It is said also assist mystically with success in one's career and building one's self-confidence and creativity. It is also a protective energy stone which is especially effective for protection from evil, during travel, and from wounds. Garnet is used to release bad karma. It has also been used to assist in diminishing or eliminating abandonment issues. Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion which is used in metaphysics to enhance sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy in a balanced way. It is also considered a stone of increasing truth, commitment, and faith. It is said to enhance emotions in a positive way, and also be quite calming. Garnets are used to reduce and eliminate self-sabotage whether conscious or unconscious. Garnet has been used a great deal for gentle spiritual healing, and is used to enhance intuition.
Glass is an ancient material, one of the most ancient known and used by man. The first glass used was natural obsidian, volcanic glass, used to make arrowheads, knives, jewelry, etc. Glass objects created of manmade glass are reported to have been found as early from as 4,500 BC in Mesopotamia and 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt.
Many consider glass to have no metaphysical properties, but others who are aware, realize that glass has energy like all else in the Universe, and thus has its own set of properties. Glass is a melding of the traditional four elements, because through fire and air the silica earth element is made molten and transmuted into a liquid only to return to its earthly state as an apparent solid. It can be made to focus light or allow light to pass through invisibly or carry a light wave great distances through tiny strands. Metaphysically, glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication. The colors of the glass bring the vibrations of those specific color energies.
Goldstone: Goldstone can be used to clear the chakras, find courage and strength, filling us with light and love. Goldstone can help attain one's goals. Goldstone can help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions. It can be used as an energy generator and can deflect unwanted energies, making it used as a protection stone. It is also used for long distance healing and revitalizing one's energy field.
Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain. Goldstone is actually a manmade glass with flecks of copper suspended in it, which give it the sparkles. Goldstone was said to be originally created by French monks, and in time the secret was lost. It's been rediscovered or recreated in modern times, though, and goldstone is a popular material because of its beauty as well as its metaphysical properties lore. Goldstone comes in the original "brown", a blue-purple, and a green. Each color brings its energies to the goldstone as well.
Goldstone is a type of manmade gemstone. It is actually glass with copper flecks added. It is said to have been created accidentally by a monk who mixed the two. Much debate has gone on whether or not it has metaphysical properties. Everything on earth has an energetic signature to it, so too does goldstone. It is a stone of ambition that can help you achieve your goals. It may help calm your emotions making them more stable. It can be used as a protection stone because it deflects unwanted energy. It has been used as a money drawing stone. The green color resonates with the heart chakra. Since it is made with copper, it keeps many of those properties as well. It is said to have a helpful effect on arthritis and other joint and muscle pain.
Hematite gets its name from Latin meaning "blood stone". In modern times we're more familiar with polished, silvery gray-black hematite, so the appellation blood stone seems strange. However, when found naturally, most hematite - an iron ore - is red with rust, so that's how it got its name.
Hematite brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics. It decreases negativity and can help balance the body/mind/spirit. Hematite is good at grounding out excess energy and acting as a stabilizing force. Hematite assists in the release of pre-conditioned patterns of what we see and helps us to open up to seeing other worlds. It brings peace from stress. It gives energy and revitalizes, enhances personal magnetism and optimism and assists us to ground. Use to ground yourself when feeling scattered and increase energy levels. It is said that if you place on your heart to strengthen it and to create joy in your life.
Magnetic Hematite stones have an excellent grounding and balancing energy... as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They are highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage. If you desire to higher learning, they are most helpful, especially for mathematics and technical studies. They will assist the development of logical thought, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible. They can heighten self-confidence, will power and self-esteem. These stones have a strong physical grounding energy, that vibrates strongly at the base or root chakra. They reduce negative and electromagnetic energy when placed in the corners of your home or areas where there are a large number of electronic. Magnetic therapy, such as that you would receive when using magnetic hematite, is effective to reduce pain from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sore joints and muscles.
Herkimer Diamonds are formed like embryos, growing in rock cavities often filled with water. They do not grow up from a base like regular quartz, but usually bear the 'umbilical' mark of the larger rock they hung on to. They are usually glassy clear, sometimes with rainbows and inclusions of other minerals. They are clear, double or triple terminated quartz crystals, usually small in size and found only at Herkimer, in New York State, USA. Herkimer Diamonds are powerful amplifiers for energies and other stones.
They help one to 'be' - enhancing spontaneity. They can store information for later use. They give clarity and truth of inner wisdom. Used for initiating deep inner transformation of the self. They can assist with dreams and inner vision.
Herkimer Diamonds both receive and transmit energy with their natural double terminated configuration. All Herkimer’s have an incredible energy and are a powerful attunement stone – especially the smaller exceptionally clear stones. The energy of Herkimer is a fantastic tool for all Psychic/Spiritual work including telepathy, clairvoyance, channeling, trance channeling, meditation and communication with higher self/spirit guides linking guidance from higher dimensions. Herkimer Diamonds energize, enlivens and promote creativity Promotes dream recall and understanding. They clear all chakras and opens channels for spiritual energy to flow. Herkimer Diamond Quartz is called the "stone of attunement".
Holey Stones (or sometimes called Shaman Stones) are stones that have one or more nature-made holes in them. These hard to find stones are considered powerful protection stones that can be worn for personal protection, hung at doorways or windows to protect a home or business, or even hung near a pet's sleeping place to protect the pet. To prevent nightmares, these stones are placed in the sleeping place of the one who wishes to be free of nightmares. Holey Stones are also said to be bringers of high psychic powers. This is noted in folklore to be most powerful when one looks through a hole in the stone to see visions and non-corporeal entities and beings. They are excellent for meditation and creative visualization. Holey Stones are related to the water element.
Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness. It increases subtly and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity. Howlite takes permanent color enhancement well, so it is often colored to resemble other stones or to have bright, intriguing colors.
Turquonite is an example of this, though there are many other colors. Colored Howlite has the synergistic properties of Howlite and of the color energies. Howlite is used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness and to encourage emotional expression. It is great for facilitating memory, knowledge, and progress. It encourages reasoning through observation and patience, providing discernment bringing progress marked with triumph. It provides the drive to reach goals while eliminating procrastination. It can eliminate pain, stress, and anger, while encouraging tact.
Hypersthene is known as the 'Stone of Rest', these stone energies are very deep. It will help those who just need rest from the world’s ways. In times when one feels over burdened or worn out from that which is around them, this stones will provide protection. It is also a good stone to encourage meditational states and deep relaxation.
Iolite is popularly known as water sapphire, although it is not a type of sapphire at all. It is, however, one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities. It can open one to psychic talents and expand them, and is excellent for use on the 3rd eye and crown chakras.
It was used in thin sheets by the ancient Vikings as a "lens" to see during their ocean voyages, as the world's first polarizing filter, and is often known as the Viking stone. It is thus said that iolite can bring clear psychic vision. It can also enhance curiosity. It is also an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a gentle fashion. Iolite is considered a very strong "Shaman" stone, and can stimulate visions. Iolite is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It is also said to help build relationships of all kinds. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety. Iolite is also said to help build relationships. In the physical realm, iolite is used to help heal sore throat, varicose veins, and blisters. It activates the 3rd eye and helps with visions. It is a stone of inner strength, leadership, and self-confidence. It aides in soul retrieval, past life recall, and shamanic journeying. It has a soft and gentle nature that is used to help us connect with our souls. It will help us to understand who we are and why we are on the planet at this particular time...use this stone for guidance in difficult areas of your life.
What is most unique about working with Iolite is the sense of protection you feel whilst delving into the deepest levels of yourself, the comfort and calm it affords you. Iolite gives unconditionally, allow the positive energies of this stone to come into your life. Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities. It can open one to psychic talents and expand them as well.
Jade is an ancient stone that is used to draw love, luck, prosperity, and healing. It is a symbol of purity and serenity. It is used to signify wisdom gained in tranquility. It is a protective stone said to guard the wearer from harm. It is said to bring harmony to the bearer.
Jasper is known as a stone of protection, driving away evil and guarding you throughout the day. It is used to stabilize your personal energy and aura, especially during astral travel and for grounding oneself. It is said to help with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation, and courage for conflict ahead. May be used for grounding mental energies; aids in discipline and perseverance; promotes slow, steady healing. Jaspers generally are associated with uplifting, stress-relieving, tranquility, courage, honesty, and energy.
According to lore, the ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as the stone was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.
Brecciated Jasper enhances organization abilities, relaxation and acquiring a sense of wholeness. It is used occasionally to assists when dowsing. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life as it eases stress. It is an excellent stone for grounding oneself; as well it is a stone of protection, especially during times of astral travel. Physically Brecciated Jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies specifically as well as other allergies in general. It can also increase physical endurance and ward off dehydration. Brecciated Jasper is associated with the root chakra.
With its natural dots reminiscent of the dog's coat, it's easy to see where Dalmatian Jasper gets its name. Dalmatian jasper is a stone that lessens or removes disillusionment. It helps one to see their strengths and weaknesses, and encourages grounding both with the Earth and in reality. Dalmatian Jasper increases loyalty and is beneficial for long term relationships. It brings a sense of fun to one's life. It is a stone of protection from nightmares, depression, and negative thinking. It is also particularly beneficial for healing people who have trouble relaxing and having fun.
Fancy Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It is professed to enhance one's ability to relax and bring tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings. As with all jaspers, it is also a good protection stone. In mystical healing lore, jasper is said to be good for the liver, gallbladder, and soothing to the stomach. Fancy Jasper is reputed to be particularly good at bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.
Jasper is known as a stone of protection, driving away evil and guarding you throughout the day. It is used to stabilize your personal energy and aura, especially during astral travel and for grounding oneself. It is said to help with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation, and courage for conflict ahead. May be used for grounding mental energies; aids in discipline and perseverance; promotes slow, steady healing. Jaspers generally are associated with uplifting, stress-relieving, tranquility, courage, honesty, and energy. According to lore, the ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as the stone was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.
Kambaba Jasper is an exotic looking type of jasper from Africa. It is said to mystically soothe the nerves and state of mind. As with other jaspers, traditional lore says that it is good for grounding and protection. It is purported to be beneficial for plant growth and health, particularly in arid environments or where the soil is poor. Crystal healing lore says that Kambaba Jasper helps dietary stabilization, assimilation of vitamins and minerals, and cleansing the body of toxins.
Jasper, Leopard Skin:
Leopard skin jasper is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one's animal totems or "power" animals. It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. Leopard skin jasper is said to bring energies of success in work or business. It helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odor, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.
Mookaite is a stone of the "here and now." It can help one balance the internal and external and acceptance of change. It helps with living meditation, where one makes a meditation of any act one does. Mookaite is a very protective stone, and is particularly good as an emotional protector. Mookaite can help with dreams and meditation and moving forward in life. Mookaite helps with fear and depression. It encourages you to be more social, fostering new perception and communication skills.
Mookaite helps one experiencing new circumstances, soothing erratic behavior and helps one to remain calm. Mookaite is a great companion for those who are alone or feeling lonely. For people who work with children or have children of their own, this is a brilliant stone to help you to understand why the child is behaving as they do and enables you to modify this behavior to a beneficial state without the child noticing the change. Mookaite is also a great stone for those who are kind to all, except themselves, as it allows them to become kind to themselves too. It helps one to find employment, bringing excitement and happiness toward their work situation.
It can be used to communicate with animals. Creates balance for the day and allows one to remain open and honest about all new ideas. Mookaite provides a protective shield over you to buffer you from others negativity. Mookaite aligns one's energy and is also very grounding, while keeping one's feet on the ground while going through the deep shifts that it initiates. Mookaite assists with decision making, guiding the user to the answer that is best for them at that point in time. It can also be used for discretion, when helping others with their problems. It enhances your creativity and the ‘flow’ of new ideas into your life.
Jasper is the stone of selflessness; it is the mother of all stones bringing about Love of all mankind. Ocean Jasper helps with your emotional life, which relates to the solar plexus chakra, the storehouse for emotions. Holding the stone is like holding on to an anchor, a safe haven, while allowing deeply buried feelings to well up like a rising sea. Ocean Jasper helps these feelings to be released in a way that allows you to process them calmly, without drowning in them. For those who don't need such emotional work, it offers a soothing, grounding effect helpful in dealing with change.
Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps you to love yourself as well as others. It is very emotionally healing and brings you peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circular patterns in Ocean Jasper symbolize and help you realize that we are all interconnected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation. Being a type of Jasper, it is a very protective stone, and any orbs ("eyes") enhance this in regard to protection from the 'evil eye.
Picasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.
Picture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful in crystal healing as an emotional/psychological healing stone.
Poppy Jasper is the reddish variation of brecciated jasper. Sometimes it is just referred to as brecciated jasper, but the modern term is poppy jasper. It has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is a stone of protection, and is used in particular for protection during astral travel. Poppy jasper encourages attunement, communication with animals and is said to help with animal allergies as well as other allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress. Poppy jasper can help increase physical endurance and ward off dehydration. It is also a good stone for grounding oneself and is associated with the root chakra.
Jasper, Rain Forest:
Rainforest Jasper or Australian Rainforest Jasper is more specifically known geologically as rhyolite, as it is a type of rhyolite. It is known as a stone of resolution and perseverance. It is said to help communication of all kinds, and helps one listen easily and without distorting the message one is hearing. It is also a wonderful stone for meditation. Rainforest Jasper balances the Yin/Yang (masculine and feminine) energies. It can help one allow other people into their lives, even if one has been reclusive or solitary. It is also a stone of protection. Physically, Rainforest Jasper is used for cleansing the liver, regeneration, and general healing. It is related to and helpful with the solar plexus chakra primarily, and also the throat chakra.
Yellow jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one's social welfare. Yellow jasper is a protective stone that particularly gives protection during travel, both physical and spiritual. It also shields one from negativity, and can protect from depression.
Jet is also known as black amber, although it is not actually an amber, but rather fossilized coal. It was used extensively in mourning jewelry in Victorian times and was considered a stone for alleviating and bringing grief to the surface to be healed. It has also historically been used as a protection stone and is said to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, and psychic attacks. It is also said to protect finances and protect from depression, and increase self-reliance. Jet is related primarily to the base chakra, but when used on the upper chakras it helps Kundalini move to the crown chakra. Mystically, jet is considered a stone of sympathy, healing grief, psychic experiences. Jet can be used to dispel fearful thoughts. It brings calm and can diminish depression. It is a good stone for protection against illness and violence. It is also protective in business and enhances the stability of finances. Jet aligns the base chakra and stimulates the awakening of the Kundalini. When placed on the upper body it helps the Kundalini move toward the crown.