Stone Properties

AEGIRINE

KEYWORDS: Clearing, protection, energy, confidence

ELEMENTS: Earth and Fire

CHAKRAS: All

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Aids to providing a positive direction for your thoughts, when your mind is dominated by negativity, depression, or hopelessness. Stimulates understanding of enlightenment, karmic balance, and spiritual commitment. Emotional – Aids in prompting evolution of negative emotions (shame, blame, guilt, worthlessness) into a positive thinking. Thus has a potentially application in the treatment of addictions. Can aid in release of negative destructive tendencies, and allow them to transform into positive future realities.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES:

Moldavite, Tibetan tektite, Azeztulite, Nebula Stone.  

 

AGATE

Blue Lace Agate

KEYWORDS: Communication, clarity, confidence

ELEMENTS: Water

CHAKRAS: Throat (5th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Teaches us the fundamental universal law that thoughts and words create our reality. Useful in meditation to assist in communicating with our guides in meditation. Furthermore, assists in prompting us to communicate our inner knowledge or wisdom, and share such knowledge with others. Can be used on the 3rd eye to prevent an overactive mind. Emotional – Calming and centring stone. Aids in identifying negative speech patterns that are affecting our reality. Useful for shy people to communicate more openly. Useful for overly communicative people, helping them to differentiate between useless and necessary communication.

 

Dendritic Agate 

 

 KEYWORDS: Growth, wisdom through inner work

ELEMENTS: Earth

CHAKRAS: All

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Aids in identifying the true I AM identity and helps to see aspects of the self that is not in alignment with your true self. Enables you to see the necessary adjustments that need to take place in order for you to return to your life path. Emotional – Assists in overcoming the source of negative thoughts that prevent you from living your true I AM identity (self). Envy, shame, blame and other self-destructive emotions often result in us avoiding our true self, and thus become something we know ourselves not to be.

 

Fire Agate

KEYWORDS: Vitality, sexuality, creativity, will

ELEMENTS: Fire

CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Sexual/Creative (2nd), Solar plexus (3rd)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Fire agate is the ideal stone for those who are detached from reality/this world due to extensive work with the upper chakras. Ideal stone for people who undertake substance induced shamanic journeying regularly. Experiences of this nature often results in a detachment from the physical plain. Detachments of this nature can be counterproductive in developing prosperity in our currently socio-economic world. This stone grounds our energies in the lower carnal chakras thus bringing us back down to the world we live in. Emotional – Gives us a zest for life and increases our passion for our deepest desires. Gives us the courage to take risks and release from emotions associated to hopelessness.

 

Moss Agate

KEYWORDS: Stablity, persistence, grounding

ELEMENTS: Earth

CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Heart (4th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Opens the pathways to communicate with nature. Aligns our spiritual aspirations, thus releasing unwholesome thoughts and behaviours, to for fill our desire to act according to our higher self / I AM identity. Emotional – Agate enables wearer to choose between true friends and false ones. Strengthens the bonds with nature and promotes communication and understanding. Aids in release from addiction. 

 

ARAGONITE

KEYWORDS: Balances energy fields, emotional healing, strength and confidence.

ELEMENTS: Storm

CHAKRAS: All

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Clear and activates auric field, chakra’s and meridians. Assists in exploration of the higher realms.

Emotional – Soothes fiery personalities and promotes a peaceful way of life. If placed under the pillow, it protects against nightmares and sleepwalking. Removes nervousness in the wearer when dealing with other people. Stimulates emotional growth and aids in self-healing work. Prompts the realisation that the only emotion worth investing and expressing is love.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Calcite, selenite, celestite, Herkimer diamonds.

  

AMAZONITE

Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) reported that indigenious populations in Brazil worn this stone as amulets. In the 18th century it was described as green feldspar. Whilst, it is considered a holy stone in Egypt. 

 

KEYWORDS: Truth, communication, harmony

ELEMENTS: Water

CHAKRAS: Heart (4th), Throat (5th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Assists in communicating higher truths and higher knowledge. The truth stone aids in hearing your own truth, and interpreting the truth of others. Thus enables us to differentiate between thoughts which come from our intuition, and those which are influences by our ego. Emotional – Enables one to establish boundaries for oneself. Gives us the courage to move beyond the mind-set of confrontation or judgement. Encourages us to live according to our highest truth and integrity, thus prompting us to align with and live according to the highest good.

 

AMETHYST

Greeks wore amethyst for protection against magick, homesickness, evil thoughts, and drunkenness. 

KEYWORDS: Protection, purification, divine connection, release of addictions.

ELEMENTS: Wind

CHAKRAS: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th and beyond)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Amethyst extremely powerful and protective. Facilitates meditation and connection with our guides and angels. Allows us to surrender to the divine, and realise that we are merely creations of a divine force. Cleanses the third eye and crown chakras thus accelerating development of our intuition and physic abilities. Emotional – Beneficial to the mind, calming and stimulating as appropriate. Facilitates the decision making process. Promotes love, encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. If placed under a pillow can prevent nightmares. Buddhist monks use amethyst to aid in meditation.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Harmonises well with all forms of quartz, citrine, smokey quartz, chyrsophase, opal, tigers eye, and all types of chalcedony (Agates). Sugilite and Amethyst are the best combination for release of addiction.

 

APOPHYLLITE

Clear

KEYWORDS: Interdimensional awareness

ELEMENTS: Wind, Earth

CHAKRAS: Crown (7th), third eye (6th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Powerful stone for encouraging inner vision, connecting with our guides and higher angels. Aids in communicating with our higher self and the soul. Emotional – The light-colour symbolizes the light at the end of a dark tunnel full of dangers and worries.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Selenite, tektite.

 

AQUAMARINE

Legend says aquamarine originally came from a mermaid's jewellery box (Latin aqua maris means "sea water").

KEYWORDS: Clearing, soothing, enhancement of clear communication.

ELEMENTS: Water

CHAKRAS: Throat (5th), Heart (4th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Activates the throat chakra and in doing so stimulates communication of your deepest thoughts, and self-expression. Promotes understanding between divergent viewpoints. Aids in working through grief. Emotional – Aquamarine symbolizes peace. It encourages a gentle nature and personality in the wearer. It is said to bring pure love. By turning darkness to light, the stone indicates what is true or false. When it becomes white, it is said to warn against false friends.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Morganite, hellidor, moldavite.

 

AVENTURINE

Green

KEYWORDS: Vitality, growth, confidence

ELEMENTS: Water, Earth

CHAKRAS: Heart (4th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Strengths the emotional body and heart chakra. Release of attachments to physical manifestations. Aids in moving forward and willingness to heal. Emotional – Strengthens an individuals sense of self. Ideal stone for those looking for a positive view of life. Symbolizes tranquillity and penitence. Its gives the wearer inner equilibrium and stimulates dreaming. Should be worn over extended periods of time.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Moonstone, Moldavite, Morganite.

Blue

KEYWORDS: Psychic attunement, self-discipline, inner strength

ELEMENTS: Water, Wind

CHAKRAS: Third Eye (6th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Accept reasonability for life. Opens the third eye encourages vision and opens your mind to receive ideas from spirit. Emotional – Allows you to identify the situations in which you disempower yourself. Prompts the realisation that your thoughts and actions have caused your current reality. Thus empowering you to change your thinking, and thus change your reality into one you wish to embrace. Prevents less influences from external energies.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Moonstone, Moldavite, Morganite.

Red

KEYWORDS: Discernment, determination, strength, creativity, sexuality, alignment with a higher path.

ELEMENTS: Earth, Fire

CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Sexual (2nd), Third Eye (6th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Helps in directing ones actions towards for filling your highest ideals. Gives a high sense of determination, thus preventing one from being distracted in pursuit of the higher self/I AM identity. Emotional – Facilitates self-forgiveness and allows you to see the funny side of our previous choices. Reveals self-deception.  

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Ruby, Zincite, Phenacite, Goldern Labradorite, Moldavite.

 

AZURITE

                               

The name is derived from the Persian word lazhward, which means the colour blue. The ancient Greeks and Romans used ground azurite for medicinal purposes and as a dye. Solomon's books mention a stone that contained copper and it is thought, although not with absolute certainty, that this stone might be azurite. The proverbial justice of this biblical king is said to have been strengthened during meditation with this stone.

KEYWORDS: Insight, vision, intuition, intellect

ELEMENTS: Wind

CHAKRAS: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Stimulates psychic powers, increasing a sense of connection with the divine. Prevents you from being misled by revealing the truth. Aid in increasing the accuracy of interpretation of spirit messages. Emotional – Falseness or shallowness stems from fear of judgement or lack of acceptance. Azurite releases our dependant on being accepted or judged according to other standards, and allows us to establish our own sense of self-worth/self-respect.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Malachite, Brookite, Turquoise, Sunstone, Red Aventurine.

 

BRONZITE

Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)2 [Si2O6]

Hardness: 5 - 6

Distribution: India, South Africa, Western Australia, China, Brazil.

History: Romans used to grind into a powder to treat mental illness, confusion and believed to have strengthened the nerves. The stone was highly prizes by the Greeks and Romans. 

Properties: Brings inner peace, removes stress, protects against depressive moods and works favorably on the psyche. 

Cleansing: Once a month under running water. Recharge the stone over night among quartz crystals.

 

CALCITE

Orange Calcite

Chemical Composition: CaCO3 + Fe, Mn + (Co, Pb)

Hardness: 3

Distribution: Depending on the colour

Properties: Orange calcite can be used to heal wounds to your sexuality, will and/or creativity. It is known to stimulate playfulness and promote confidence. Brings a ray of light, into the dark corners of your energy fields. Activates the 2nd and 3rd chakra. Helps your break with habit, and bring about new endeavours. 

Cleansing: Under running water on a monthly basis, and recharged amongst rock crystals over-night. 

Pink Calcite 

Chemical Composition: 

Hardness: 

Distribution: 

Properties: 

Cleansing: 

 

CROCOITE

Mineral Data

Chemical Formula: PbCrO4

Locality: Tasmania, Australia. 

Hardness: 2.5 - 3

Environment: Secondary mineral of oxidized lead veins infiltrated by Cr bearing fluids

Habit: Acicular, Crystalline, Massive

 

Metaphysical Properties

Metaphysical Properties

Key Words: Physical vitality, wisdom of the heart, communication with the divine, passion, Love, enlightenment

Element: Storm

Chakras: Root (1st), Heart (4th), Crown (7th)

SPIRITUAL: Stimulates the crown and third eye, aiding one in connecting with the etheric chakras above the head. It can facilitate strong psychic and spiritual initiations, including experiences of illumination, grace and even rapture. Its spiritual properties are sole for activating one to become a manifestation channel for Divine light on the earth

EMOTIONAL: Crocoite's opening of the heart assists one in releasing emotional baggage, patterns and imbalances. It helps one remain centered within the heart and present in the moment.It activates one to the frequency of Divine Love and compassion.

 

Chrysocolla 

KEYWORDS: Communication, expression of the sacred, goddess energies, gentleness and power.

ELEMENTS: Water

CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Throat (5th) & Heart (4th)

Properties: Spiritual - Symbolises psychological and mental conciliation. It promotes calmness, goodness, and tolerance and strengthens intuition. Chyrsocolla is first and foremost a Stone of Communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. Emotional - A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character.

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Malachite, Azurite, Lapis lazuli, Shattuckite.

 

FLUORITE

Chemical Composition: CaF2 + (Cl, C, Ce, Fe, Y)

Hardness: 4

Location: Spain, England, USA, Mexico, China

History: Often referred to as feldspar, folk law describes it as the home of rainbows. 

Properties: Symbolizes responsibility and obedience. Awakens suppressed feelings, and combats narrow-mindedness. Brings stability to incoherent or incohesive energies. Attunes to higher guidance during meditation enriching visions and insights. Mental enhancement and clarity, improved decision-making, clearing the energy fields.

Cleanse: Under warm running water, recharge in the run or among quartz crystals.

 

HIDDENITE

Chemical Composition: LiAlSi2O6

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Distribution: Brazil, Madagascar, Burma and USA.

Properties: Hiddenite is a stone of abundance, teaches the energies of gratitude. Assists one in receiving the energy, love and gifts of the divine and encourages one to respond with the heart felt frequency of gratitude. Stimulates the heart and emotional body, and encourages the experience of joy and bliss. Aids in the release of attachments to future desires, or past regrets and focuses on the gifts one is receiving in each moment.

 

JADE

Green Jade

Key Words: Health and Abundance

Element: Earth

Chakras: Heart 

Aids in allowing joy into our lives, and to resonate with the energy of true abundance and manifest it in the physical realm. Enables us to understand that sacrifice is an illusion and that in spirit nothing is every gained or lost.  

Lemon Jade

Chemical Composition: NaAl[Si2O6] + Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Location: Burma, China, Canada, New Zealand. 

Properties: Is energetic and stimulating, brings joy and happiness. It aids in realizing the inter-connectedness of all things.  

Cleanse: Under running water, charge in an Amethyst geode.

Orange Jade

Chemical Composition: NaAl[Si2O6] + Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Location: Burma, China, Canada, New Zealand. 

Properties: Symbolizes renewal. Calms, counteracts prejudices and gives its possessor a sense of justice and contentment.

Cleanse: Under running water, charge in an Amethyst geode.

 

JASPER

Brecciated Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

Cheetah Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones. 

Dalmatian Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Indian, Mexico

Properties: Dalmatian Jasper is very protecting and nurturing stone. It is said to absorb negative energy and to strengthen the determination to succeed. Brings a sense of fun to one's life and helps to increase loyalty in relationships.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

Dragonstone Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Australia

Properties: Enhances Life Force, courage, strength and vitality. Brings joy to community interactions.  Helps you achieve goals. Draws money and love to the wearer.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones. 

Fancy Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

Flamingo Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

Green Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

Leopard Jasper

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Location: Australia, South Africa, Mexico

Properties: Improves endurance, calming and stimulates imagination. 

Cleanse: Discharge in a bowl of tumbled hematite. Charge overnight among quartz crystals or in the sun over long periods. 

Picasso Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones. 

Picture Stone Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si 
Hardness: 
Location: Namibia 
Properties: Harmonizing stone. Aids in creative visualization, creativity and business pursuits.  
Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones. 

Zebra Jasper

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Black Forest, France, Egpyt, USA, Africa, Australia, Brazil

Properties: Jasper symbolises power. Stimulates sexuality and fertility. In necklaces it combats exhaustion.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

 

KUNZITE

Chemical Composition: LiAl(SiO3)2

Hardness: 6 - 7

Properties: Connects one to the energy of divine love underlying all creation. Aids in releasing resistance to life, and aids in becoming receptive to love and energy. Excellent support stone during physical healing.

 

LABRADORITE

Chemical Composition: NA [AlSi8]/Ca[Al2Si2O8] + Fe, K, Ba, Sr

Hardness: 6 - 6.5 

Location: Finland, USA, Canada, Madagascar, Australia, Russie, Mexico

Properties: Labradorite symbolizes openness, flexibility and protection. Focuses attention on personal issues without letting external influences take affect.

Cleanse: Under running water, if stone becomes cloudy soak in mineral water, and then charge in the sun for a few days.

 

LAPIS LAZULI

Chemical Composition: (Na, Ca)8 [(S, SO4, Cl2)/AlSiO4)6 + Fe

Hardness: 5 - 6

Location: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Chile, Lake Bakal

Properties: Lapis lazuli symbolises inspiration and wisdom. Effective against depression, promotes bonding and strengthens idealism. Aids in deep inner journeys of exploration, is a deeply royal and spiritual stone due to its associations with the Egyptian Pharaohs. Stimulates the throat chakra thus aiding in self expression.

Cleanse: Among tumbled hematite, and recharge in a mass of rock crystals.

 

LEPIDOLITE

Chemical Composition: K(Li,Al,Rb)3(Al,Si)4O10(F,OH)2 

Hardness: 2.5 - 3

Location: USA, Czech Republic, Brazil, Madagascar, Dominican Republic.

Properties: Reduces stress and depression. Reduces obsessive thoughts, reduces dependency and alleviates insomnia. Encourages independence and achieving goals. Speeds up decision making and filters out distractions. Brings about deep emotional healing.

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge among quartz crystals.

 

MALACHITE

KEYWORDS: Enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence, protectionm a healed heart.

ELEMENTS: Fire

CHAKRAS: Solar plexus (3rd) & Heart (4th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – A reminder that we are in charge of our own destiny, and not subject to fate. Aids in focusing your power into constructive and creative ways. Can be a grounding tool, and helps you to see that thoughts, and words, manifest into reality.  Emotional – .Aids in lifting misdirection due to emotional burden. Assists in overcoming fear of confrontation due to past experience. 

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Tigers Eye, Morganite, Azurite, Turquoise, Shattuckite, Ajoite. 

 

MOLDAVITE

Chemical Composition: SiO2 (Al2O3)

Hardness: 5.5 - 6

Location: Czech Republic

History: Believed to be associated to the legend of the Grail. Possibly being the "Emerald" stone which had fallen from the sky and incorporated in the grail chalice. A more comprehensive description of the similarities can be found in "The Book of Stones - Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian". 

Key Words: Transformation, rapid spiritual evolution, chakra activation & increased instances of synchronicity.

Element: Storm

Chakra: All, but specifically the heart and third eye.  

Properties: This is widely recognised as one of the highest vibrational stones currently known. Its origin is debated but majority believe it to be associated to an asteroid impact which took place some 15 Million years ago which formed glass like lenses of Moldavite. Despite the arguments of the origins of this stone it is widely accepted that it was as a result of a tremendous power, in the magnitude of several trillion megatons of force. Moldavite is a power stone to be used in dream work and meditation. Increases your sensitivity to guidance and abilities to discern messages sent from the higher realms. When worn as jewellery is offers a energy of spiritual protection. Due to its high vibrational resonance negative energy nor entities can attach to a person who is wearing Moldavite. It is also recognised to enhance and accelerate the beneficial affects of other stones, working well with; All quartz, Sugilite, Selenite, Charoite, Lapis lazuli, Larimar, Rhodocrosite, Aquamarine, Heliodor, Pietersite and most other gems. 

Moldavite is one of the synergy twelve stones along with Danburite, Tanzanite, Azeztulite, Phenacite, Herderite, Tibetan tiktite, Satyaloka Quartz, Petalite, Brookite, Natrolite & Scolecite. In the words of Robert Simmons "If one were forced to be marooned on a desert island with only one stone as an ally, Moldavite would be an excellent choice". 

 Spiritual Impact: Prompts experiences most would describe as "intense spiritual experiences". Connections to guides, expands awareness that would put any hallucinogen to shame, and a visceral experiences of highest frequencies are all possible when one invokes the energy associated to this amazing stone.

Emotional Impact: Enables you to see into your deepest, darkest fears, secrets and shadows. Bringing to the surface that which needs to be recognized, honor, integrate or clear. Forces you to examine yourself under a microscope. Once it has stirred the pot, it will illuminate the deepest reaches of your monsters and provide you with the realization that "your monsters are really only mice!".  

Physical Impact: Moldavite is an activation stone, and not a healing stone. It stimulates rapid development. 

 

MOOKAITE

Chemical Composition: Si2O2 + Fe, O, OH, Si

Hardness: 7

Location: Australia

Properties: Mookaite imparts a desire for new experiences & encourages versitility. Assists in the decision making process, to determine the right course of action. Channels positive energy, cleans and stabilizes the aura.

Cleanse: Under running lukewarm water, charge overnight in a bowl of Hematite stones.

 

OBSIDIAN

Obsidian

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + Fe2O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, Fe, K, Na

Hardness: 5.5

Location: All regions associated to volcanic eruptions

Properties: An extremely protective stone which removes negative energy. Assists in grounding and is a powerful healing stone. Obsidian is associated to the root chakra. Helps to reduce tension and release energy. Used to treat trauma, shock and anxiety.

Cleanse: Discharge under running water, recharge among quartz crystals or in the sun. 

Mahogany Obsidian

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + Fe2O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, Fe, K, Na

Hardness: 5.5

Location: All regions associated to volcanic eruptions

Properties: Promotes inner strength and aids in following your ow convictions. Helps in decision making which stimulates significant changes in our personal/professional lives. 

Cleanse: Discharge under running water, recharge among quartz crystals or in the sun.

Smokey Obsidian

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + Fe2O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, Fe, K, Na

Hardness: 5.5

Location: All regions associated to volcanic eruptions

Properties: An extremely protective stone which removes negative energy. Assists in grounding and is a powerful healing stone. Obsidian is associated to the root chakra.

Cleanse: Discharge under running water, recharge among quartz crystals or in the sun. 

Snowflake Obsidian

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + Fe2O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, Fe, K, Na

Hardness: 5.5

Location: Any place associated to volcanic activity

Properties: Stimulates deep emotions and brings them to the surface to allow for them to find expression, and thus release them and let them go. Can provide balance during times of change. A stone of serenity and purity. 

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge among quartz crystals.

 

OPAL

Pink Opal

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + H2O + Ca, C, Fe, Mg

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5

Location: Australia, Mexico, Brazil

Properties: Opal in meditation is one of the most powerful stones for the soul. Fixes broken hearts and restores inner harmony.

Cleanse: Soak frequently in water for 20 odd minutes, recharge among quartz crystals, DO NOT charge in the sun.

 

PERIDOT

Chemical Composition: Mg2SiO4

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Properties: Aids in perceiving and honoring the source of all abundance. This is the creators frequency of love. Often referred to as the stone of abundance. Believed to aids in teaching one about the earthly realm. Aids in communication with plants and animals, thus the most important stone in animal healing and communication. Emotionally aids in removing imbalances relating to the heart. 

Weight: 3.3g

Size: 27mm

 

QUARTZ

Blue Quartz

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness: 7

Location: 

Properties: Assists in reaching out to others, calming the mind. Aids in understanding your spiritual nature, and inspires hope. 

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge in the sun.

Clear Quartz

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Location: Worldwide

Properties: Quartz has an enlightening effect on all the chakras and opens them for relaxation.

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge in the sun.

Rose Quartz

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Location: Madagascar, Brazil, USA, Australia

Properties: Rose quartz is the most important stone of love. Love for oneself, love for your partner, children, family members, and community. It stimulates love by activating the heart chakra, and in doing so stimulates compassion, strengthens friendships, combats lovesickness, and opens the mind to beautiful things. Aids in improving your sleeping patterns. 

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge overnight in an amethyst geode.

Strawberry Quartz

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Location: Worldwide

Properties: Quartz has an enlightening effect on all the chakras and opens them for relaxation.

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge in the sun.

 

RHODONITE

Chemical Composition: CaMn4 [Si5O15] + Al, Ca, Fe, K, Li, Na

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5

Location: South Africa, Australia, China, USA, Mexico, throughout the Urals

Properties: Promotes self confidence, loyalty, spiritual harmony and is a source of artistic inspiration. Also ideal for calming hot-tempered people. Associated to Taurus

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge in the sun for a few hours.

 

RHYOLITE

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5 

Location: Australia, Mexico, USA

Properties: Balancing effect which stimulates emotional release. Prevents us from lingering in the past, but rather focuses our directions to the now. Enhances self-esteem and self-worth.

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge among quartz crystals

 

RUBY IN FUCHSITE

Chemical Composition: Al2O3 + Cr

Hardness:  5.5 - 6.5 

Location: Indian, Madagascar, Russia, Sri lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico. 

Properties: Good luck stone of love, encourages sensitivity in relationships. Linked to aries, and best affects on the root and heart chakra's. 

Cleanse: Under running water, and recharge among quartz crystals.

 

SERPENTINE

Often occurs with stichtite (the purple equivalent to this stone type). 

Chemical Composition: Mg6 [(OH)10/Si4O10] + Al, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni

Hardness: 3 - 4 

Location: Namibia, China, India, USA, Italy

Key Words: Access to spiritual history of the earth, connection with nature, kundalini awakening. 

Element: Earth

Chakras: All

SPIRITUAL: Serpentine assists in exploring the deep history of the earth and nature and assists you in finding your place in the web in life. Enhances communication with nature and animals. 
EMOTIONAL: Enables us to release fear of change and hardship and to look ahead into the future with a sense of hope and excitement. Makes you less self centered and enables us to dedicate time and effort to the greater good. 

 

 Cleanse:  Under warm running water, and recharge among quartz crystals. 

 

SPESSARTINE GARNET

Chemical Composition: Mn3Al2(SiO4)3

Hardness: 7 - 7.5

Distribution: Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden & Germany.

Properties: Aids in overcoming ones fear of new experiences. Encourages impulsiveness & spontaneity. Brings ones dream and visions into reality. An excellent teacher of the process of manifestation. Encourages optimism, confidence, daring and action. Aids in removing creative blocks. 

 

SODALITE

Chemical Composition: Na8[Cl2/(AlSiO4)6] + Be, K, Mg

Hardness: 5 - 6

Location: Brazil, Namibia, China

Properties: Symbolizes self-confidence and loyalty. Promotes spiritual harmony, and is a source of artistic inspiration. Ideal stone for calming hot tempered people.

Cleanse: Under running water, recharge in a bowl of water containing quartz crystals.

 

SUGILITE

Chemical Composition: (K, Na)2 / (Ti,Fe)2 (Li, AI)3 [Si12O30]

Hardness: 6.5 to 7

Location: South Africa, Japan (very rare)

Properties: Calms nervous system. Alleviates pain. Assists to act logically. Assist children experiencing difficulty in learning and to read and write. Symbolizes self-control.

Cleanse: Discharge once a month among tumbled hematite stones. No re-charging needed.

 

SUNSTONE

Chemical Composition: Na[Alsi3O8] + Fe

Hardness: 6 - 6.5

Distribution: India, Norway, Canada, USA

History: Greeks believed the stone to protect the earth from disease and kept the sun on its right course.

Properties: Sunstone stimulates self healing and lifts depression. Encourages optimism and enthusiasm. Lifts codependency and facilitates self-empowerment. Prevents procastination.

Cleansing: Under luke-warm water, recharge in the sun for several hours.

 

STICHTITE

Key Words: Kundalini activation, love and forgiveness, compassion, spiritual protection, emotional and physical resilience. 

Element: Wind

Chakras: Heart (4th), Crown (7th), Root (1st).

SPIRITUAL: Remind us of the power of the heart. It encourages calling upon onces guides and angels in good as well as in difficult times. Assists in feeling and living in the present. Works on the third eye and crown chakra and can stimulate visionary experiences. 
EMOTIONAL: Stone of love, unity, and cooperation. It helps in overcoming the reluctant to ask for support from others.  Its an excellent protective stone against negative emotional fields being created by others and will help one feel compassionate toward such individuals. 

 

TIGERS EYE

Blue Tigers Eye (Falcons Eye / Hawks Eye)

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + Na2(La, Fe, Mg)5 [OH/Si4O11]2 + P

Hardness: 7

Distribution: USA, India, South Africa, Western Australia.

History: Worn as an amulet was believed to protect against the evil eye, witches and demons. In Arab cultures believed to promote cheerfulness.

Properties: Symbolizes attentiveness; its wearer begins to view the world and his fellow-creatures with affection. Also promotes single mindedness, and helps one to recognize your weaknesses.  Stone can block the flow of energy, and thus shouldn't be worn for more than three days in a row. 

Cleansing: DO NOT cleanse in water, rather place among tumbled hematite stones, and recharged among quartz crystals. 

Gold Tigers Eye

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + FeOOH

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Distribution: South Africa, Madagascar, Australia, India

Meta-physical Properties

Key Words: Balance between extremes, discernment, vitality, strength, practicality, fairness.

Element: Fire, Earth

Chakras: Root (1st), Solar plexus (2nd), Sexual (3rd)

SPIRITUAL: Teach us balance between polarities and the underlying unity behind apparent opposites. It assists with balancing the physical with the spiritual and actualizing spirit through mundane tasks. 
EMOTIONAL: Assists those who tend to go to the extremes in order to find balance in their emotional lives. Can assist in creating harmony between people with different view points, religious beliefs, or approaches to life. 

Cleansing: Discharged under running water and recharged in sunlight for a few hours.

Tigers Iron

Chemical Composition: SiO2 + FeOOH

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Distribution: South Africa, Madagascar, Australia, India

Properties: Tigers eye symbolizes unity and leads to greater self-integration and autonomy. Effective in lifting depression and promoting concentration. Whilst the hematite inclusions encourages spontaneity, and zest for life. 

Cleansing: Discharged under running water and recharged in sunlight for a few hours.

 

TOURMALINE

Chemical Composition: (Na, k)(Mg, Fe, Li, Al)3 Al6 [(OH, F)4 / (BO3)3 / Si6O18)]

Hardness: 7 - 7.5

Properties: Purification and Protection. Assists in meditation to correct inbalances in the auric field. They are specifically effective at removing negativity and imbalance. Also regarded as providing a ground path of light to enter the Earth Plain. 

Cleanse: Discharged under running water monthly, and recharged in sunlight for a few hours.

 

UNAKITE

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5

Distribution: USA and South Africa

Properties: Facilitates re birthing, brings to life past experiences which aids in identifying causes of blockages, ultimately aids in spiritual development, and physiological growth. 

Cleansing: Under running water, and recharge among quartz crystals.

Vesuvianite (Idocrase)

Chemical Composition: Ca10Mg2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4

Hardness: 6.5

Distribution: Italy

Properties: Highly energetic stone capable of affecting all of the chakras. Its alignment with the heart is important as it aids in differentiating battles between the ego and the self. Aligning mind, body, and spirit thus balancing all aspects of the self. Aids in grounding excessive mental energy and aligning your body with will. Aids in feeling connected to life, Aids in bringing about spiritual visions and inner truth into reality.

VENADINITE

KEYWORDS: Accomplishment of work, stamina, grounding, creativity, discipline, link to earth energies.

ELEMENTS: Fire

CHAKRAS: Root (1st), Sexual/Creative (2nd), Solar plexus (3rd) & Third Eye (6th)

PROPERTIES: Spiritual – Aids in putting spirit into action. Opens your eyes to the endless universal energies and assists in opening your eyes to the beauty in all things.  Emotional – Encourages playfulness, curiosity and creativity. Enables you to take risks and break free from the demands and expectations of others, to realise your true self identity.  

COMPLEMENTARY STONES: Zincite, Cerussite, Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Iolite, Lapis lazuli. 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach. R Simmons & N Ahsian. 2007. North Atlantic Books | Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and Co-Creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gem. R Simmons. 2009. North Atlantic Books | www.webmineral.com | www.mindat.org

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