Stone Properties

Which Crystal Is Right For You?

Throughout the ages stones have been used for a variety of purposes.  Many are believed to have healing properties which can be applied to both the physical as well as the spiritual.  The list below is a shortened compilation of information about many of the stones that I use.  Each stone has much more information than I could publish, but this should give you a good idea. 

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Abalone

A shell from the family that includes clams, scallops, and others. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling emotional situations and can be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone is said to be beneficial and to promote cooperation. Abalone is reported by intuitive sources to stimulate psychic development and intuition and to promote imagination in a healthy way. Abalone is associated with the first three chakras. Mystical Lore and Folklore says that abalone is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart, and digestion.

Actinolite

Psychic protection on all levels: Waking, sleeping, dreaming, astral. Nothing can penetrate your field. You are always safe.

Agate (General, All Types)

Good protective energy stones, especially for children.  Very calming and soothing. They also can help strengthen the body’s connection to the earth and give courage, energy, strength, and dispel fears, all of which increase self-confidence. Agates can  lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. They are stones of harmony, and by bringing the elements of one’s being into harmony they enhance healing. Agates also enhance creativity, stimulate the intellect, and are considered good luck stones. They work with chakras according to stone color.  Agates are said to help with issues of the teeth and gums, aid digestion, calm the stomach, and encourage self-acceptance.

Agate, Blue Lace

Blue Lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. It assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels, and activates the throat chakra. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It is an inspiring stone that can assist in inner attunement, and has been used to perform miracles. As with all agates, it is a protective stone. Physically it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones. Blue lace agate is related to the element of Air.

Agate, Botswana

Botswana agate is sometimes called the “change stone” because of its property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It gently helps one make transitions of any kind less difficult or painful and is a generally comforting stone. Carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket can help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily. Relief from depression and/or grief is another property of Botswana agate. It helps us to focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity. It increases the power of one’s intuition. Botswana agate is helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behavior patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues. As a success stone, it helps one achieve and cope with success. It is also a stone of sensuality. It is beneficial to the nervous system and can help rid the body of toxins, as well as help in the healing of broken bones.

Agate, Moss

Moss agate is sometimes called the “gardener’s stone” due to its properties of helping ensure a full crop. In addition, moss agate brings general abundance, success, prosperity, and is said to assist in finding hidden treasure. It can also help one gain peace with extreme or excessive duties in life and brings self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Moss agate is a protective stone, as are all agates. It can reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviors. Moss agate is associated with the heart chakra, and is a stone of compatiblity and friendship. It is also believed to help improve circulation, enhance healing of all types, overcome digestive or intestinal disorders.

Ajoite

Ajoite is a stone of peace and harmony. It can help release and overcome sorrow, anger, fear, and heal old emotional wounds. Ajoite aids in connecting us to the Higher Self and God/Universe/Goddess/All That Is and is excellent for meditation. This stone can remove and release negative energies from the physical, emotional, and etheric bodies. It acts as a stone of transformation, bringing change and growth. Ajoite is related to, and excellent for, work with the throat and heart chakras. It is a great stone for spiritual healers and spiritual seekers, and is said to be a very powerful healing booster.

Alexandrite

Expedites change, manifestation, self-esteem, and alignment of mental/emotional/etheric bodies creating a balanced emotional state.

Amblygonite

“Stone of Meditation” – Calming and soothing, decision making, conflict resolution.

Amazonite

Stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, can be beneficial to communication. It aligns the physical and astral bodies. It can lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem.  Amazonite can assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life, and is said to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers that is good for one’s health in general, decreasing heart problems, benefiting the muscles, helping the nervous system, and lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis.

Amber

Gives off a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It can help manifest desires and heighten intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom. Amber is said to cleanse its environment by drawing out negativity, and is said to relieve physical pain the same way. It brings 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 marriage and is excellent for inner child work and past life
work. Amber is associated with the solar plexus chakra and sometimes the sacral chakra. Mystical lore says that it is beneficial for purifying the body, headaches, bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine system, fibromyalgia, intestinal/digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes.

Amethyst

“The Soul Stone” – Transformation and high ideals. Improves memory skills, increases intuition, calms, aids in “letting go”, gives sweet dreams. Brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength, and has been used to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, it can help open communication with angels, telepathy, and other psychic abilities. It is
an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. The stone is also used as protection for travelers. Physically, amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, and general healing. Amethyst is associated with the brow and the crown chakras.

Ametrine

Stimulates the intellect and rids the aura of negative energy. It may be helpful for releasing negative emotional programming. Ametrine aids in meditation, boosts psychic abilities, relieves tension, disperses negativity, and helps to eliminate prejudice. It also has the basic properties of both the amethyst and the citrine that comprise it.

Ammolite

Ammolite is fossilized ammonite that has been compressed under great pressure beneath the ground, which is what gives it its wonderful colors. Ammolite is said to radiate positive Earth energy, to bring good luck and prosperity, and to grant miracles. Ammolite is excellent as a tool for deep meditation, and boosting general good health, stamina, and energy.

Ammonite

Protective Stone, giving stability & structure to one’s life. Alleviates the burdens of the birthing process. Helpful in rectification of degenerative disorders.

Andalusite

Sometimes called “The Seeing Stone” because it is used in metaphysical workings to calmly see the various parts of one’s character without bias. It is also used to see the different sides of a problem, and for scrying. Andalusite is said to enhance memory and recall, and to bring chivalry, moderation, and balance. It may be helpful for meditation and centering. Physically, Andalusite is used in crystal healing and folk healing for AIDS, eye problems, deficiencies in calcium, oxygen, and iodine, and reducing water retention. It is associated with the solar plexus and heart chakras.

Angel Aura Quartz (aka Opal Aura, Rainbow Aura, Pearl Aura)

Angel Aura Quartz is quartz that is permanently fused with platinum and/or silver crystals using heat and vacuum.  This process gives it its gorgeous angelic coloring. Mystical lore counts it a stone of high spiritual energy. It is said that it is very helpful to the aura and can protect, balance, and bring energetic health. In addition it has been said to assist in raising Kundalini energy in a more gentle manner. It is used in meditation and can help one find the proper course of action in life. Angel Aura QuartzIt will help with angelic communication and communicating with Higher Self and inner wisdom. It is used by mystics to help access Akashic records and past life recall. It is said to bring peace and tranquility because of the angelic protection it
grants. Physically, mystical lore reputes that Angel Aura Quartz is helpful for general health, vitality, and miraculous cure of illness. It is associated primarily with the crown chakra.

Angelite (Blue Anhydrite)

Can bring serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm. It dispels fear and anger, and encourages forgiveness. Psychically, angelite is used to conntect with spirit guides, the higher self, and guardian angels. It is beneficial for telepathy, psychic awareness, 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. Mystical lore says that Angelite is used for infectious diseases, headaches, hemoglobin deficiencies, throat inflammations and infections, thymus, heart function, and circulatory system.

Apache Tears

The Legend of the Apache Tear is this: One day a party of Apache Indians was ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.

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 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. In the physical realm, Apache Tears are reputed to alleviate muscle spasms and eliminate toxins from the body.

Apatite

Apatite is a stone that can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness. As a meditation or awareness tool, it is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. Apatite can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones. Having Apatite near you can bring harmony on all levels, and brings inner peace. Physically, it is reputed to assist with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, and nervous system. Apatite is primarily related to the throat chakra.

Apophyllite

“Stone of Dreaming and Channeling” – Aids connection between physical form and spiritual realm, allows one to see truth and act on it. Apophyllite is an aid to meditation and helps make a conscious connection with the spiritual world. It has been used to help in firewalking and astral travel, and is an energy stimulator. Folklore says that it relieves tired eyes when placed on the eyelids. When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision. Apophyllite is associated with the crown chakra.

Aqua Aura

Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness. It assists with meditation, telepathy, and psychic healing by bringing more intense energy to the effort, and is particularly helpful for distance spiritual energy healing because of its ability to send energy. Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can also assist in conscious awareness of one’s own motivations and patterns. Aqua Aura is said to attract success and prosperity, even possibly wealth. It is often used for protection from psychic attacks. Physically, Aqua Aura is reputed to help with throat problems, stress-related illness, immune system deficiencies, and the thymus gland.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It gives peace and shielding for the aura. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore state that it is attuned to the sea and protects travelers and sailors while on water. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra.

Aragonite

Aragonite increases energy, in particular it increases the energy of prayers and magic charms. Metaphysically is it said to boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth, diminish anger and relieve stress, and to be beneficial for chronic fatigue and hair loss.

Aventurine, Blue

Psychic Attunement, Self-discipline, Inner Strength, Opens the 3rd Eye

Aventurine, Green

Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, imagination, intellect, and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is an energetically gentle stone 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 is said to bring luck, especially in games of chance. Green Aventurine is a mystical stone of prosperity and brings friendship to one’s life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically, it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, headaches, general health, and sleep disorders. Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.

Aventurine, Peach

Peach Aventurine gently increases the energy of the sacral chakra. It helps with decision making and can boost creativity. Physically, it is beneficial for the lungs, heart, adrenal glands, and urogenital system.

Azeztulite

Azeztulite is a stone with a very high energy vibration that is said to be from the Angelic realm. It is an ascenscion stone that is used in psychic and mystical work to raise one’s vibration. Although Azeztulite is a type of quartz, it has much higher energy than regular quartzes. Azeztulite is used in meditation to expand and raise consciousness and bring great Light energy to the meditation. This stone is also used by metaphysicians to help project positive energy to benefit self and other. Azeztulite is used on the third-eye to assist in clairvoyant viewing of the future. It demonstrates no negative or neutral energy, but is truly positive in energy, and never needs cleansing or reenergizing. Crystal healers consider its energies to remove energetic blocks and snarls, allowing full flow of energy and healing disease of all types. Crystal healers also use Azeztulite to assist in rapid but comfortable cellular regeneration and rejuvenation. It is related primarily with the crown and soul star chakras.

Azurite

This “Stone of Heaven” allows one to feel the presence and understand the messages of heavenly beings.  It awakens development of psychic self, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. Azurite allows you to enter a meditative state easily, and can enhance prophesy and divination. It can help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation. Physically, Azurite is professed by folklore to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevention, liver issues, arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinus and skin problems. This stone is most closely related to the third eye chakra and can balance, stimulate, and empower it, but it will also work to align all of the chakras.

Bloodstone

This “Stone of Courage” provides centering & grounding of the heart. It supports decision making processes, revitalizes love & friendships, and dispels states of bewilderment & obscure thought.

Cancrinite

Stimulates solar plexus chakra. Enhances one’s worldly abilities & powers. Assists one in courageous endeavors and facilitates approval from others when required. Helps produce strong will with respect to succumbing to undesirable temptations.

Carnelian

Assists in taking action to manifest highest goals & dreams. Assists in overcoming fear & embracing change. Boosts sexuality. Lends vitality & energy to physical body. Helps break hurtful physical habits.

Celestite

This “Stone of the Angels” clears mental clutter, brings peace of mind, reduces stress, helps adjust to higher states of awareness, and enhances thyroid function.

Charoite

Assists in recognizing one’s Path of Service and manifesting it on Earth. Stimulates intuitive & psychic ability. Clears negativity & assists in being a more effective healer. Helps one separate one’s own issues from issues of others. Helps strengthen body and energy field by grounding high frequency energy into physical systems.

Chinese Quartz

Brings to light information regarding lost ancient religions. Mood elevator. Good for when one is feeling morose or downtrodden.

Chrysocolla

Teaches us how sound affects our physical reality and how we can change it by adjusting the way we use our words. Facilitates true communication through expression of heart energy. Assists in releasing patterns of sarcasm and criticism in communications. Assists in release of stress, anxiety, and fear-based imbalances in the body.

Citrine

Cheerfulness, overcome mental blocks, attracts abundance, cleanses and purifies toxins, anti-cranky.

Copper

Grounding & channeling higher vibrations. Conducting & enhancing stone energies. Increases general vitality & physical healing. Carries the energies of thoughts & emotions quite easily.

Coral, Pink Fossilized

Assists in search for “inner child” & helps to bring key issues from unconscious to conscious state of awareness. Helps resolve conflict and clear paralysis experienced due to fear of making a move.

Emerald

Stone of prosperity and riches but not just a materialistic stone…it encourages: spiritual growth, clear vision, memory, faith, intelligence and communication, inspiration, joy, intuition, clairvoyance, sensuality, love, romance, beauty, harmony, tranquility, serenity, clarity, cleansing, justice, friendship and unity. It seems that more kinds of physical healing have been ascribed to the emerald than to almost any other stone.

Flourite

This “Stone of the Mind” aids in comprehension and decision making, discourages chaos, and clears the energy field.

Garnet, Almandine

Aids one in finding joy in the physical plane, in feeling supported in one’s needs or desires, and in giving and receiving love. Helps one release panic, worry, fear, and anxiety, especially around financial matters. Teaches to develop trust in the infinite abundance of the universe and to feel calm & grounded.

Garnet, Spessartite 

Burn away karma from past lives. Gets your blood flowing. Aids in repair of circulatory system.

Hematite

Effective for grounding in the body & physical world. Counteracts spaciness & confusion. Good for manifestation of higher Light Energies on the Earth plane.

Hemimorphite

Helps one to calm emotions & feel joyful. Powerful stone for opening & clearing higher chakras. Good for forgiveness, release of resentment or anger, & healing karmic ties between people. Helps with hormone related headaches, PMS symptoms….balances & gives positive outlook when going through hormonal changes.

Jasper, Unakite 

Assists in truly releasing negative emotions & the habitual thoughts that create them. Offers support in treatment of cancers or heart disease. Promotes growth of healthy tissue & can be useful in recovery from injury. Can raise vibration of physical & emotional bodies by helping release of disharmonious emotional patterns.

Jasper, Red 

Helps release shame or guilt around sexual issues. Stone of physical strength & energy…great to help recover from illness. Can enhance effects of exercise and support circulatory & respiratory systems. Can help stabilize pregnancies.

Jasper, Picture 

Inner journeying to sacred sites and ancient civilizations. Helps emotionally reconnect to the energy of the planet & to the knowledge that living in balance is what is needed at this time. Supports bone growth and healing.

Kyanite, Blue 

Immediately balances chakras. Just holding it starts the process. Never needs cleaning. Very calming and soothing. Great stress reliever.

Labradorite

Helps to open third eye and develop psychic ability. Relieves exhaustion due to being overworked.

Lapis Lazuli

This “Stone of Clairvoyance and Precongition” helps identify the karmic roots of disease. Helps to develop inner vision and and truthful communication. Associated with royal virtues.

Mawsitsit

Magical, protective, and good for assisting cohesiveness & understanding amongst groups. Helps improve dysfunctional relationships. Enhances expressiveness,
intelligence and perception. Helps one bring things to fruition. Stabilizing and grounding and helps one tap into the limitless resources of the Universe. May assist the healing and binding of stitches on both cellular and skeletal levels. Treatment of male reproductive disorders. May diminish recurrence of cramps and “charlie horses” .

Meteorite, Nickel-Iron

Carries “Monk” energy…helps find the spiritual in the most mundane tasks & repetitive routines. Grounding & protective for emotional body. Aids in approaching issues with clear sense of direction & prevents from wallowing in difficulties. Can assist in building up physical stamina & strength, & aid in healing process. Helps stay present on the Earth.

Moonstone

Mystery, Self-Discovery, Intuition, Insight, Dreams, The Goddess

Nebula Stone

Bringing spiritual Light into matter. Attuning to probable futures. Fulfilling one’s highest aspirations. Feeling at home in the body and on Earth. Purify and strengthen emotional body, prompting removal of old patterns.

Obsidian, Rainbow 

This “Stone of Pleasure” brings light and love to one’s life, allowing recognition of the spiritual side of one’s nature. Brings gratification and enjoyment to one’s life.

Obsidian, Snow Flake 

Brings purity and balance to body, mind, and spirit. Helps to recognize unnecessary patterns in one’s life.

Obsidian, Mahogany 

Provides strength in times of need. Provides vitality to the fulfillment of one’s aspirations. Assists in the relief of tension.

Quartz, Clear 

Excellent in vision work and in programming for prayer or healing. Can activate and cleanse other minerals. Amplification of one’s intention and magnification of ambient energies. Memory Enhancement.

Quartz, Lithium Included Candle 

Also known as “Atlantean Love Stars”, they bring inner peace and release from negative attachments. Awakening to the higher self. Harmonizing relationships. Freedom from stress. Aura Healing.

Quartz, Rose 

Comforts/heals accumulated wounds of the heart.  Brings forgiveness, nurturing, self-love. Releases sorrow, fear, resentment, suppressed feelings. Open heart to compassion.

Quartz, Smoky 

Grounding, stimulates stability and responsibility, increases endurance, release/dispel negativity, benefits radiation-related illness (chemotherapy).

Quartz, Tangerine 

Remembering your joy. Life is meant for joy, not suffering.

Quartz, Tibetan Black 

Removes blockages to spiritual path. Opens one to vastly expanded states of consciousness. Clear auric field & fill physical & energetic bodies with full-spectrum Light. Assists in integrating & using Light as needed for spiritual growth or physical repair. Assists one in practicing non-attachment & non-resistance.

Rhodochrosite

Strengthens self-identity and sight (inner/outer), reduces avoidance and denial, initiates change of patterns, aids in forgiveness. Eases respiratory problems, healing of the self.

Rhodonite

Discovering and developing hidden talents. Compassion. Love. Generosity. Altruism.
Excellent support for weight loss, detoxification, and purification.

Ruby

This “Stone of Nobility” stimulates the heart chakra and the loving emotional side. Moves us toward nurturing and brings spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge, and wealth.

Scolecite

Stone of kindness, gentleness, and non-reaction. Invites interaction with other peace loving beings for the purpose of healing the Earth and humanity of violence & chaos.
Gently stimulates the brain & helps support proper serotonin levels. Brings a sense of peace & calm when one is distraught.

Seraphinite

Angelic Connection, Self Healing, Regeneration, Wholeness

Sodalite

Helps perceive where path lies. Reduce stress and anxiety by allowing to see one’s reality from a higher, more serene perspective. Access to subconscious and intuitive
abilities. Enhanced insight and mental performance. Deepened intuition.

Sphene

Treatment of muscular stains/sprains, stimulates immune system, treats teeth and gum disorders.

Sugilite

Protection from negative influences in one’s environment. Enhancement of ability to ground spiritual energies. Awakens the crown chakra. Emanation of pure Violet Ray of Purification. Counters nightmares & insomnia.

Sunstone

Clears the chakras to a state of “squeaky clean.” Increases vitality and courage. Promotes a sunny outlook. Teaches leadership skills. Strengthens self-discipline, humility, and desire for service to the greater good.

Tanzanite

Manifestation. Aligns heart & mind, allowing for more balanced and centered experience of spirituality. Can help ground mental energy through the body. Assists in gaining insight into emotional issues without dwelling on them. Generates an energy of happiness & relief from worries.

Tiger Eye

Can help one to become practical and more grounded. Can eliminate the “blues”. Allows ones passion for life to open and blossom.

Tiger Iron

Comprised of Golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper, and Black Hematite. Channels full spectrum Light energy into physical body. Strengthens one’s energy field by attuning it to electromagnetic field of the Earth. Can offer physical and emotional strength.

Topaz

Enhances understanding, tissue regeneration, energizes kidney and bladder.

Tourmaline

Relieves fatigue, anemia, increases success and love.

Tourmaline, Watermelon

Super activator of heart Chakra, allows you to keep your perspective in all situations.

Turquoise

Reminds us that wholeness comes when we willingly embrace the totality of who we are. Stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and release of useless regrets. Helps oxygenate the blood & increase the amount of prana in physical body.