The Magic of Gemstones and Crystals
Earth's treasures are stored in gemstones and crystals. They are the carriers of Earth's vibrational energy. Each gemstone has properties which you can bring into your life simply by keeping it near you. Spheres are the most powerful of these because their shape allows density and amplification of the energy they carry.
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Amazonite is said to dispel negative energy and to improve confidence, leadership and communication. It is a useful stone to wear or carry if you have to face a challenging situation, have a difficult question to ask or have to speak in public. It is a good stone for writers and artists as it is thought to enhance self-expression and creativity. It can also be an aid to seeing both sides of a problem and in analyzing and sorting out information.
Amber is said to have the ability to draw disease from the body. It is believed to absorb negative energy and transmute it into positive energy helping the body to rebalance and heal itself. In healing Amber stimulates the Sacral Chakra and helps stomach, spleen, kidney, bladder, liver and gallbladder problems.
Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is a protective stone and wearing it as jewelry or carrying it in your pocket is said to protect against psychic attack. Placing Amethyst by the side of your bed while you sleep is thought to reduce nightmares. In healing Amethyst can be placed on the Brow and the Crown Chakras. It is believed to ease headaches, release tension, relieve physical and emotional pain and help combat addictions. It is also reputed to reduce swellings and bruises.
Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine and as such unites the master healing properties of Amethyst with the 'feel good' properties of Citrine. The Amethyst energy, in Ametrine, works very quickly to ease and release pain while the Citrine energy encourages a feeling of well-being and mental focus. Ametrine is also known for its ability to stimulate creativity and to encourage you to take control of your own life. It is said to promote flashes of inspiration and is ideal to wear or hold when taking stock and making decisions about your career. In healing Ametrine is believed to ease gastric upsets and to strengthen the immune system. It is also said to provide relief from chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, fatigue and lethargy, tension headaches and stress related diseases. Ametrine is believed to clear stress and tension from the head, calming the mind and bringing mental focus.
Angelite is said to help attune the user with the angelic realm and to facilitate angelic contact. It is also said to heighten perception, enhance telepathic communication and to enable out-of-body journeys to take place, while still maintaining contact with everyday reality. Angelite helps you to speak the truth and to be more compassionate and accepting, especially of things that cannot be changed. It promotes feelings of peace and tranquility. It is thought to resonate with the throat, reducing inflammation and balancing the thyroid and the parathyroid.
Aquamarine is said to be the Stone of Courage and is believed to instill courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and quiet the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication. Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure.
Aragonite is an excellent stone to have around in times of stress as it is said to reduce anger and to enhance patience and acceptance under stressful conditions. It is also believed to raise energy levels and to help clear and focus the mind so that you can concentrate on the task in hand. Aragonite is good to use when you are preparing for a meditation session, as it is said to raise vibrations to a high spiritual level.
Azurite is believed to clear and expand the mind, helping you to let go of programmed beliefs and to gain new perspectives. In addition it is said to stimulate memory, to encourage self-expression and to help reduce over talking caused by nervousness. Azurite is thought to be beneficial in overcoming phobias and for giving insight into where the phobias originated.
Bloodstone, sometimes referred to as Heliotrope, is a dark green stone with flecks of red caused by the presence of iron oxide. As its name suggests it is associated with the blood and is believed to be an excellent blood purifier. In addition it is said to help clear toxin from the body, benefiting the liver, kidneys and bladder, and to strengthen the heart and the circulation. Bloodstone can also be a powerful aid to revitalization when the body and mind are exhausted. Bloodstone is a strong grounding and protecting stone and is believed to promote love and understanding between friends, resulting in the building of solid friendships. Placing Bloodstone in a bowl of water beside the bed is said to ensure peaceful sleep.
Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful healing stone. It has a soft, cooling and calming, energy that brings peace of mind. It is believed to neutralize anger, reduce infection, inflammation and fever and to ease arthritis. It is also said to promote qualities of kindness, patience, wisdom and peace. It is a useful crystal for meditation as it helps remind us of our spiritual origins. Blue Lace Agate is particularly effective for activating and healing the Throat Chakra allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings.
Brecciated Jasper is a very grounding stone and for promoting feelings of tranquility and wholeness. Brecciated Jasper has an uplifting, rejuvenating energy that is said to encourage mental clarity, mental focus and feelings of deep happiness. It is also believed to absorb negative energy allowing you to develop a positive outlook on life. In addition Brecciated Jasper is said to encourage empathy and communication with animals and could be of benefit to those who practice animal Reiki healing.
Carnelian can be placed on the Sacral Chakra and is said to increase ambition, drive and confidence. It protects the wearer from negative emotions and to calm the angry, and the envious. Wear carnelian for 24 hours to absorb negativity for you, then take it off and rinse it under running water and then put it back on. It is also reputed to bring about warmth, sociability, creativity and happiness and to restore self-esteem. Carnelian is believed to increase fertility. Placed near the front door Carnelian is said to invoke protection and to bring abundance into the home.
Charoite is known as a 'Stone of Transformation' as it is said to transform negative emotions, such as fear, obsession and anger, into positive feelings. In healing Charoite is believed to speed up the healing process and to reduce damage to the liver caused by alcohol abuse. It is also said to reduce damage to the pancreas, caused by excessive refined sugar consumption, and to alleviate aches, pains and cramps. Charoite is believed to give improvement in cases of autism and bipolar disorder. Charoite can protect you from nightmares and can alleviate insomnia by encouraging deep sleep with powerful dreams.
Chrysocolla is said to bring peace to the mind and heart, to balance the emotions and to awaken compassion. It is tranquil and sustaining and is an aid to meditation and communication. It helps you accept with serenity situations that are constantly changing. It also inspires creativity, reduces mental tension and helps you keep a cool head. Chrysocolla is an all round beneficial cleansing crystal. Placed on the Throat and Heart Chakras, it will calm, clear and balance them.
Citrine is a 'feel good' crystal. It can help banish negativity and deep gloom and inspire enthusiasm, originality, a positive outlook and feelings of self-confidence. Wearing a Citrine pendant is said to overcome difficulties in verbalizing thoughts and feeling. Citrine is said to help in the achievement of personal goals and to help you to explore every avenue until you find the best solution to a problem. It is therefore a good stone to have around you in a business or work environment. Carrying or wearing Citrine is believed to have a positive effect on cash flow. Placing it in the wealth corner of the home is said to invite wealth and abundance into your life. Citrine can be used to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra.