Abalone can be used in magic to defuse tense or emotionally charged situations. It helps people speak calmly and clearly, without their message being distorted by anger or bitterness. Abalone is one of the most useful 'crystals' to work with if you are worried about losing your cool. If things get too much take a 'time out' and play with a piece of Abalone for a few minutes. Watch the light reflect from the iridescent surface, become absorbed in the flash of magical colors and breathe deeply... by the time you get back to what you were doing beforehand you will feel much calmer and may find yourself inspired with new ideas about how to best handle the situation.
Agate: Agate properties include balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, grounding, and calming. It is a stone of strength. It is considered to give strength in both battle and physically. It enhances creativity and strengthens intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. It increases energy, but it does not increase energy all the time; rather it enables bursts of energy when needed.
Agate is a very protective stone. It is especially protective for children, and makes an excellent stone for children's amulets, medicine bags, jewelry, or just to carry around in a pocket. Agates are said to be especially useful for protecting children from falling. Emotionally, it gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and helps dispel fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. It assists with acceptance of all things. For relationships, it is a stone of marital and romantic fidelity. It can strengthen the body and one’s connection to the earth.
Agate Shiva Eyes:
Metaphysically, these eyes have all of the properties of agate. In addition, eye agate has been known to ward off the evil eye. It can also increase psychic awareness of the wearer. This is the gemstone for people who are sensitive and lonely or easily hurt. Eye Agate can help those who have repressed emotional issues that need to be addressed so that they can let go and heal. Many feel that it can help ease depression. It can be helpful for those who are struggling to find purpose in their lives because it promotes an understanding of the need for deeper meaning. It stimulates the exploration of the unknown and furthers one toward an enlightened state.
Carry this stone to promote creative ability in any project or goal. It encourages one to find solutions rather than focusing on negative aspects or problems in daily life. It energizes the auric body and encourages eternal and constant love by bringing in the energies of Universal and Unconditional Love. It is a reminder that we are love and compassion in action.
Botswana agate is sometimes called the "change stone" because of its mystical property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It can gently help you make transitions of any kind of change in a way that is easier, both physically and emotionally; it is a comforting stone. Carrying a piece of Botswana agate in your pocket will help you deal challenges that life throws at you daily.
Relief from depression and/or grief is another metaphysical energy of Botswana agate. It is said to help us focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity, as well as increasing the power of one's intuition. It has been noted in crystal healing to be helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behavior patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues.
Amazonite is a stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It can enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and is beneficial to communication. It can align the physical and astral bodies. It lessens stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. It can assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life. It also heals emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma.
Amber is used to give a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It helps manifest desires and heightens intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom. It can cleanse its environment by drawing out negativity, and to relieve physical pain the same way. It is used mystically to bring the energies of patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing and calmness to those who wear or carry it. It is considered a good luck charm for love and marriage. It is excellent for crystal healing for inner child work and past life work.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone. It works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide balance, patience, and peace. It will cleanse negative energy from your auric field. It is also beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.
Emotionally, amethyst can help heal personal losses and grief. It also brings emotional stability and inner strength, and can enhance flexibility and cooperation. Amethyst can help get rid of addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behaviors of all kinds.In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It can open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. It is a strong protection stone keeping you safe from psychic attacks (especially during spiritual work). It can also protect one from thieves, and while traveling.Amethyst is associated with the third eye and crown chakras primarily, but can also open the heart chakra.
Chevron Amethyst (Banded Amethyst) combines the strengthening and enhancing energies of quartz with the stress relieving energies of amethyst. These two minerals together create chevron amethyst. It is used to enhance peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. It brings courage and inner strength. It can lessen resistance to helping oneself, particularly where self-awareness is concerned. It diminishes addictive tendencies and assists in recovery from addictions. In addition to its own qualities it also has properties of amethyst and quartz.
Andalusite is sometimes called "The Seeing Stone" because it is to calmly see the various parts of one's character without bias. It is helpful to see the different sides of a problem, and is used for scrying. It enhances memory and recall. It brings moderation and balance and is helpful for meditation and centering.
Angelite is a stone that can bring serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm. It is excellent to use when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. It dispels fear, anger, and encourages forgiveness. It is used to connect with spirit guides, the higher self, and guardian angels. It is excellent for enhancing telepathy, psychic awareness, astrology, astral travel, and spirit journeys. Angelite is also excellent for creating a shield of psychic protection and for balancing etheric and physical energies. It can be used to aid expression and communication in group settings and in relationships.
Amphibolite can help when your argumentative side takes over with friends or loved ones. It helps individuals to accept compromise so that all parties can attain resolution. It is a grounding stone and works well with other minerals and humans.
Apache Tears are said to especially relieve grief and sadness as well as assisting in giving and accepting forgiveness. They can help release negative emotions, and they also can balance one's emotional state. They are good luck stones, said to bring good luck to anyone who has one. They are excellent meditation tools, especially for clarifying issues and gaining insight. Apache Tears are a gently grounding stone.
The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground. It is said that whoever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.
Apatite is a stone that can stimulate thoughts and ideas. It increases intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness. As a meditation or awareness tool, it helps you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. It can bring harmony on all levels, and brings inner peace. It is a powerful tool for releasing food based beliefs, dietetic problems and weight issues by nourishing the physical body, re-balancing metabolism, suppressing hunger and resetting the bodies normal function. Use to deepen mediations, enhance insight, develop psychic awareness, increase creativity and self-confidence. It increases self-awareness. Carry a piece to clear mental confusion, create peace, inner calm and to dissolve negativity. Apatite helps improve coordination and to strengthen muscles, and to help suppress hunger and ease hypertension. It is attuned to the future, but also connects to past lives. It increases inspiration and clears confusion.
Aquamarine- opens clairvoyance, and sharpens intuition. It instills courage and has a calming energy. It clears confusion and helps create a tolerance of others and dispels anger and fear. It is helpful in meditation. Aquamarine is known as a stone of courage and fortitude that can bring great power. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It brings inner peace and self-love, and brings the guidance and protection of angels. Aquamarine is also used to do past life recall and work. It is a good luck stone. It is attuned to the sea and protects travelers on water and sailors.
Aragonite increases energy, in particular it increases the energy of prayers and magick charms. It boosts self-confidence and feelings of self-worth and diminishes anger while relieving stress. It brings patience when it is needed most and creates reliability and discipline in people. It provides insight into problems. As an earthly grounding stone, Aragonite shows one how to effectively give-and-take, by making one think before acting, and is believed to teach moderation in all things. It has also been used to help access past lives.
Blue Aventurine is a powerful mental healer that increases the connection with your inner self, allowing for the recognition of your own psychic abilities. It is a protective stone that can be carried with you as a charm.
Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. It enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It brings luck, especially in games of chance.
It brings friendship to one's life. It is also a stone of protection energies. It's a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing (and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart during chakra balancing). It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods. It brings emotional tranquility, serenity, stillness and peace. Aventurine is good for pain within the heart, a broken heart and all emotional issues to do with the heart. It is centering and provides well-being. It helps with releasing anxiety and fear.
Red aventurine has the properties of aventurine, plus more because of its color and composition. It enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities. It can heal the reproductive system, and sometimes reverse diseases. It also can bring prosperity and lessen negativity. It can assist in creativity, and help you to see the possibilities in new opportunities.
Beryl brings creativity, reduce tiredness, and increase intelligence. It is a protection stone for travel and trips. It can ease fighting and disputes and assists in opening your Third Eye by opening to the Light. It assists you in opening up to Universal consciousness and merging the dimensions. It brings calmness and stillness, and assists in a deep meditative space for expanding and merging with your light body.
Blackstone is a type of Jasper. It is a stone with a highly protective energy. It also has very healing energy. It brings good luck to the bearer in a fight, whether it is a mental, political, legal, or other type of fight. It is also used for protection against lightning. It has energies of determining value; it was used as a touchstone for determining gold content in allows for thousands of years.
Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding. It can help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It increases adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion and anxiety. It is a stone of courage and brings mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing blockages. It is good for helping emotional traumas and grief. It enhances intellect. Bloodstone is used to bring energy to one in many ways, including bringing abundance, success, and prosperity, as well as smoothing the way with legal issues.
Bloodstone aligns all levels with the physical and helps the soul to strive upwards, towards the Light of Divine Spirit. It strengthens the will to do “good”. It is an intense healing. It helps to revitalize love, relationships and friendships. Use it to dispel states of bewilderment and obscure thought.
Bone is an organic material, rather than a mineral. As with everything, it does have its own energies. Its energies are of vitality, animal magnetism, and strength. In Hoodoo, bones are often used for luck, especially for drawing money. Many cultures use them for protection and to represent the qualities of the animals that they came from.
Bronzite is used for protection, as it not only repels, but also sends back the negative energies to the sender. Spiritually, it assists us in achieving a state of certainty without willfulness, allowing us to easily adapt to the best path to take. It clears confusion, helping our ability to make decisions and choices. Bronzite is a “stone of courtesy”, especially helpful to people who greet and assist the public. It will even instill a polite nature in those around you. Emotionally, Bronzite promotes a loving and unprejudiced discernment within us. It provides the ability to resolve unsettled emotions in our life. Mentally, Bronzite provides us with the courage to act on our thoughts and feelings. It instills the courage to follow through decisions.
Bronzite is helpful for helping with certainty and with taking control of our actions. It can also help one to think ahead about things, enhancing the ability to take control of our own lives. In this, because bronzite helps dispel uncertainty, it can help us also take necessary actions for our own benefit, while still being loving and polite and principled in our behavior. Bronzite is a good grounding stone also. It is excellent for these same reasons to promote change in a harmonious way.