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CRYSTALS & STONES

CRYSTALS & STONES

Gemstones have been used for centuries as meditational aids and magical magical 
foci.  Each individual type of stone has different properties.  Here are some 
healing and spiritual  properties from a list I have. These descriptions are 
based on ancient legend and lore:

AGATE: Moss Agates considered to be most powerful. Aid in restoration of energy, 
used  in healing, and believed to bring wearer happiness, wealth, health, and 
long life. Increases ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner 
bitterness. Carnelian- gives protection and energy. Moss green-balances 
emotional energy. Moss red-balances physical energy. Blue lace-gives 
tranquility.

Amber: Powerful healing stone with large amount of organic energy. In ancient 
times, ground to a powder and mixed with honey or oil of roses for various 
physical problems. Filters germs and infections and has the power to 
disinfect. Worn around the neck to help fight infection and respiratory 
diseases. Lifts the spirits.

Apatite: Promotes communication and mental clarity.

Amethyst:  Increases spiritual awareness, has a calming and soothing influence, 
has the ability to transmute negative into positive, and is very effective as a 
healing stone. Warmed and placed on the forehead and temples, it is good for 
headaches.  Has the ability to draw through it forces directed towards the body 
and repels vibrations which the body doesn't need, thus releasing only the 
energy patterns beneficial to the body.  Best worn in healing near the heart 
center.  Opens up spiritual and psychic centers. Helps prevent drunkeness.

Aquamarine:  Calms nervous tension. Calming effects of the sea. Used to help 
banish fears and phobias. Means seawater. Soothing and cleansing.

Adventurine:  Increases perception and creative insight. Stimulates opportunity 
and motivation.

Azurite: Powerful healing stone, invokes spiritual guidance, opens psychic eye. 
Good for dreams and improving psychic ability.

Bloodstone:  Stimulates flow of energy for healing blood circulation, stops 
hemorrhaging.  Removes emotional blockages.

Citrine: Stimulates openness and accelerates the awakening of the mind.  An aid 
to the digestive system.  Helps eliminate toxins. Encourages tremendous healing 
on the  emotional and mental levels, helps unblock subconscious fears, and 
serves as a natural relaxant.

Coral: Balances physical energy and relaxes tensions. Carries the creative 
vibrations of the sea.

Emerald: Promotes creativity, stimulates perception and insight, and strengthen 
memory.  Beneficial effect on the eyes.

Garnet: Balances hormones, good for mental depression, enhances self-esteem,  
alleviates bad dreams, and encourages success in business. Thought to assist in 
seeing into past incarnations.

Hematite: Calming to the emotions. Worn as an amulet to confer strength and 
procure favorable legal judgments. In Egypt, used to reduce inflammation and 
treat hysteria.  Considered to be a grounding stone. Helps maintain balance 
between body, mind, and spirit.

Ivory:  Spiritual protection.

Jade:  Stimulates practicality, wisdom, and universal attunement. Thought to 
provide a link between the spiritual and the mundane.  Most revered by the 
Chinese.

Jasper:  For energy balancing of emotions and stress.

Fluorite:  Opens and softens the way for the use of other stones. Excellent used 
in aquariums-provides needed minerals.

Lapis Lazuli:  Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, & psychic experiences, healing 
and strengthening when worn next to the skin. Strengthens mind and body to 
spiritual awareness.

Malachite:  Often used as a child's talisman to sleep soundly & protect from bad 
dreams.    Stimulates clear vision and insight, represents hope and inner peace, 
believed to protect from danger. Increases abundance in all areas of life.

Moonstone:  Brings good fortune. Reflects the wearers being and feelings. 
Promotes unselfishness. Opens the heart to humanitarian love and hope. Good for 
protection while traveling on water. Gives clarity to spiritual understanding. 
Good for pre-menstrual symptoms and balancing to the reproductive system.  Used 
to ease childbirth.

Pearl:  Stimulates feminine qualities, used to focus attention, helps pull 
together mental and spiritual forces, peace of mind. Represents purity, modesty, 
& gentleness.

Peridot:  Dispels fears, guilt, and depression. Used to counteract negative 
emotions and healing of the spirit. Affects top three chakras. Once worn as a 
means of gaining foresight and divine inspiration.

QUARTZ:  Amplifies the healing energy of the one using it. Used to help draw out 
pain.  Able to tap into the energies of the universe. A good stone for 
meditating on. Works primarily with the Third Eye center, also relates well with 
the heart center. To be able to  tune into the quartz  promotes clarity while  
concentrating on it. Also affects the crown chakra.  Very potent and often worn 
to protect from negative vibrations. Cleanse regularly.  Rudilated-rutile 
needles help focus attention. Smoky-good for calming the mind. Rose-vibrations 
of universal love & inner serenity.

Ruby:  Increases vigor, renews vitality and cleanses the blood. The stone of 
courage.

Topaz:  Calms emotions, protects against external stresses. To restore physical 
energy & quiet emotional nature.

Tiger Eye:  Very powerful protection, clarity of thought.

Tourmaline:  Causes the wearer to be more flexible, more understanding and more  
objective in purpose and reason. Calming. Each person has a different response 
to this stone. Causes a reaction in the intestinal tract.  Black and Crystal-
removes negativity and cleanses. Some say it should not be worn as jewelry. 
Electric and magnetic properties.

Turquoise:  Vibrates calming radiations, protective, and restores healthy mental 
attitude. Stone of friendship. Balancing and healing.  Great strength and 
vitality. Takes on characteristics of the wearer.
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October 19, 2010 - Posted by | Gemstones/Crystals

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