For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, facilitating the free flow of energy throughout the body. Healing stones, crystals, and semi-precious gemstones come from one unified source - Mother Earth. Created from the magma of Earth's inner core, healing stones have gone through a geological process of heating, cooling and displacement on their way to their present form.
The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, color, and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion emitting an energy frequency. The gemstone's color also plays a dynamic role in the stone's healing energy, (see Chakras). Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of ones self. Simply holding the right crystal at the right time can bring about a change in ones attitude and well-being. For example, a Tigers Eye can aid those seeking clarity, while Lapis Lazuli is said to expand awareness and help us attune to our intuition. Rose Quartz is calming and sometimes referred to as the stone of gentle love.
Below are the crystals and stones that we have personally worked with along with the metaphysical properties of each:
*Note that spiritual healing and energy work are not a substitute for traditional Medical treatment, if you have a serious health imbalance please see a Doctor or other appropriate professional, and continue with any medical treatment prescribed for you. You can make complementary healing part of a complete health care program.
Agate stabilizes the aura, providing for a cleansing effect which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It is also used to produce inspiration from and connected-ness with the entities residing in the spiritual worlds. It has been reported to strengthen the sight, to diminish thirst, and to promote marital fidelity.
Amazonite will aid you with communicating truth, with balance and integrity, and will help to energize the words you speak. It is one of the more powerful healing stones to aid with electromagnetic negativity given off by cell phones or microwaves. This crystal will provide you with ways to relieve stress from your current life. While it is powerful to help to relieve stress, at the same time it is highly energizing.
Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone blocking negative energies. It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides a clear connection between the Earth plane and the other worlds. Amethyst bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers and enhances spiritual awareness. Amethyst is an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (oneself, or another). Having a piece in the bedroom will promote restful sleep and peaceful dreaming.
Ametrine in its crystalline form is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. In addition to the properties listed for Amethyst and Citrine, the following properties relate to the combined force of these two powerful crystalline structures: It is a stone to enhance universal equilibrium and provides a clear connection between the physical form and the ultimate state of perfection. It provides for balancing of the male/female qualities and for an intellectual synthesis of spirituality. It stimulates the intellect to reach beyond the worldly aspects toward the development of the consciousness. It disperses negativity from the aura and fills the voids with energizing and stabilizing qualities of pure light energy. It penetrates and facilitates the release of blockages in the physical, mental, emotional, and auric bodies, allowing for the release of the associated tension and for the initiation of proper functioning of that which was affected.
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds.
Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone. it encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in. They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life, as it creates a positive attitude and mindset.
Bloodstones are an excellent crystals to help you to feel a stronger sense of determination, as they aid you to regain your personal power. These stones have strong metaphysical properties like healing crystals, and their vibration will aid you to find within yourself a deep sense of spiritual tenacity. They will build courage and strength of mind, to do what needs to be done within your individual reality. If you have been fearful or vacillating when you need to take action, the energy of these stones gives you the confidence to face your challenges. They were known in olden times as Heliotrope, and were popular as they raise self-esteem. It was believed that if you carried one of these stones you might avoid dangerous situations.
Blue Kyanite is a high vibration crystal that will bring all of the chakras into alignment and is also a powerful healing crystal that will bridge energy gaps caused by surgery or accidents in any area of the body. Blue Kyanite emanates energies that stimulate your psychic abilities and may activate your telepathic capacity. It calms the mind and allows one to go deep into the restful and relaxing state required for a totally relaxed meditative experience.
Carnelian grounds and anchors you in the present reality. A stabilizing stone with high energy, it is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity. Carnelian gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and helps you to trust yourself.
Chevron Amethyst is identified by its bands of color, the purple of amethyst and the white of crystal quartz. It is said to combine the strengthening and enhancing energies of quartz with the stress relieving energies of amethyst. Placement of the crystal on a chakra serves to release the tension of that chakra and to further energize the area which was static before. A great stone for inner-self evaluation as evolution. It brings one the strength and the loving essence to continue in any and all pursuits.
Chrysocolla 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. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character.
Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that contains small quantities of nickel and helps to bring acceptance and healing into the cells of the body and prepare one for deep healing. Through the heart chakra, Chrysoprase has a wonderful energy of love, and through the solar plexus chakra, it brings you the energy of abundance on all levels. It is said to attract new love, abundance & prosperity, and helps with depression & anxiety.
Citrine is one of the two minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it. Known as the "merchant's stone": placing it in a cash box has produced more income for the merchant. It not only assists the merchant in acquiring wealth, but helps to maintain the state of wealth. It stimulates both mental focus and endurance. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits.
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura. Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras. Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.
Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit. Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination. A popular stone among energy healers, Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies.
Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations.
Kambaba Jasper alleviates stress and induces tranquility. Its cleansing effect eliminates negative energy and stabilizes the aura. It makes an ideal worry or rubbing stone for soothing the nerves and increasing one’s focus, and is a wonderful stone for banishing nightmares or harmful thoughts. Kambaba Jasper is particularly conducive to deep and peaceful sleep. Stimulating the Heart Chakra, Kambaba Jasper draws wisdom from its ancient life energies and encourages one to open the heart to loving the self and others more fully, and increases the ability to receive love in return.
Labradorite is a stone of magic... awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers. It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is very powerful, and it can be used to bring amazing changes to your life. Its vibration also holds a broad level of protection from negativity. Labradorite protects ones aura, and helps to keep the aura clear, balanced, protected, and free from energy leaks. Within the throat chakra it stimulates stronger psychic communication abilities.
Lapis Lazuli releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possesses enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment. This stone recognizes psychic attack, blocks it, and returns the energy to its source. It teaches the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or disease caused by not speaking out in the past. It bonds relationships in love and friendship and aids in expressing feelings and emotions. It also alleviates pain, especially that of migraine headaches.
Lava Stone - Lava Stone is a stone of protection, strength and fertility, Basalt / Lava Stone provides stability in times of change. It often helps to dissipate anger and provide guidance and understanding. A very grounding stone, black Lava strengthens our connection to Mother Earth.
Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body, being especially helpful for general protection, protection from evil, protection during pregnancy and childbirth, and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel. It is also a stone of transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It heals on both physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the Life Force throughout the aura and body.
Mookaite Jasper This is a strong stone when used at the base chakra and may assist one to stabilize the physical body and fortify the immune system. It will calm over excitable people and aid with better decision making. It assists one to be more versatile and more easily face new experiences. It aids you with developing intuition via its vibration within the third eye, and at the solar plexus it assist you to understand your innate personal power. This is a good stone to help you as you age, as it aids physical aging by raising one's vibration.
Moonstone has a powerful vibration that may heighten psychic abilities and aid you to embrace your gifts. Within men, its energy may influence your brain, and aid you to become more emotionally balanced, as the right side of your brain is stimulated to become more creative. Their frequency allows you to feel heartfelt joy. It is strong stone to enhance your intuition, and its unique resonance may raise your psychic gifts if you hold it while doing a psychic meditation. The energy of these crystals have a strong love vibration.
Peridot in ancient times, was believed to keep away evil spirits. It is still a protective stone for the aura. This stone is a powerful cleanser. Releasing and neutralizing toxins on all levels, it purifies the subtle and physical bodies, and the mind. This stone releases negative patterns and old vibrations so that a new frequency can be accessed. This visionary crystal helps you to understand your destiny and your spiritual purpose. Peridot alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite and anger and reduces stress. It enhances confidence and assertion without aggression.
Pink Tourmaline has a beautiful energy that vibrates within the heart chakra. Like most heart based stones, the vibration of this crystal brings an influx of love, joy and happiness into your life and is also known to help emotional and mood related problems. If you have been feeling dejected, stressed, or lacking interest in life, this crystal will help to bring back your passion for living life to its fullest. Pink Tourmaline carries a strong feminine or yin vibration that is known to kindle feelings of joy, hope, comfort and support, and to help to bring love and good humor back into your life.
Pyrite possesses a defending quality and is excellent with shielding one from many forms of negative energy, enhancing willpower and overcoming bad habits. It can help to bring abundance and prosperity into your life. It will assist you to put new ideas for better health outcomes into practice. It symbolizes the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and promotes the recall of beautiful memories of love and friendship. It can be used in the treatment of both the structure of the bones and the composition and formation of the cells. It is beneficial for the lungs, and helps asthma and bronchitis, and increases stamina.
Rainbow Jasper All colors of Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body. Rainbow Jasper - This red, brown and tan jasper is found in northern California (U.S.A) and South Africa. A "sustaining stone," it is said to be helpful in times of low energy and to stabilize the aura. It also is believed to produce a calming effect, especially in decision making. Rainbow Jasper is said to ease emotional stress. Carry Rainbow Jasper and feel relaxed and secure.
Red Agate is the symbol of happiness and wealth and it helps to cleanse and protect your aura. Red agate is very good for blood disorders and energizing the system. It can also be used to help improve the efficiency of all bodily functions and for any skin damage caused by burns or scalds. It can help bring about any changes you desire or need within your life and also used when seeking employment.
Red Tigers Eye Tigers Eye is an excellent stone for grounding that encourages abundance and prosperity. This is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. It enhances creativity and aids in recognizing one's talents and abilities. Emotionally, it balances yin-yang and energizes the emotional body, it alleviates depression and lifts moods. In addition, RED Tigers Eye is a stimulating stone that overcomes lethargy and provides motivation. In healing it speeds up a slow metabolism and increases a low sex drive.
Rhodonite is an emotional balancer that nurtures love and encourages the brotherhood of humanity. It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential. A useful first-aid stone, Rhodonite heals emotional shock and panic and is beneficial in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency, and abuse. Rhodonite balances and integrates physical and mental energies, builds up confidence, and alleviates confusion.
Rose Quartz can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It emits a calming, cooling energy to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self-love, bringing calmness and clarity to the emotions and restoring the mind to harmony after chaotic or crisis situations. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional "wounds".
Shiva Lingam Stone are a sacred stone of the Indian Hindu religion, that will intensify the vitality and level of pranic energy within your body. To improve your overall health these stones are powerful as they stimulate the energy system of the entire body, and will aid an overall improvement in your health and wellbeing. Its vibration has a different action depending on where you place it. This stone holds within it the feeling of unity and duality. On one hand you see the masculine part of the stone within its phallic shape, and the feminine as well in the egg shape, and in the beauty of the markings on the stones. The stone as a whole recognizes that they are one, yet they are each a separate entity within the one. These stones come from only one place, the Narmada River in Western India, one of India's most holy sites. The villagers gather the stones from the river and hand polish them so that they are a smooth rounded shape.
Smoky Quartz is an excellent grounding stone enhancing attentiveness to the moment and producing the grounding aspects necessary during the meditative state in order to stimulate higher awareness. Good for one that is looking to dissolve negativity energy and emotional blockage. It can also help with mind balance, energy balance, and balancing and attuning the energies required for spiritual development. It further acts as a protective stone, providing for an encompassing barrier of energy around the user.
Spider Web Jasper - soothing stone like all Jaspers. Spider Web Jasper speaks to the interconnectedness of universal energies. It supports attunement to awareness of how these energies work, change and integrate the web of life. Spider Web Jasper is identified by its black banded stripes, somewhat resembling Spiders-webs. All Jasper is known as a stone of protection, driving away evil, negativity and guarding you. Jasper is a crystal of gentleness and relaxation. It is professed to enhance one's ability to relax and bring tranquility, comfort, and healing. It is used to stabilize your personal energy and aura, especially during astral travel and for grounding oneself. It is said to help with contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation, and courage for conflict ahead and gentle endings.
Sunstone is a powerful aid to bring joy and other positive feelings into your life. They release stress and aid mental clarity. These are good stones to aid the metabolism and digestion, as well as creating an overall increase in the vital force of your body. They are also said to aid you if you suffer from a constant or chronic sore throat. It carries a strong anti-depressant vibration and a Sunstone is effective if you are feeling stressed. They have a strong solar energy, and they embody within them the warmth, strength, and openness of the sun.
Tigers Eye is an excellent stone for grounding that encourages abundance and prosperity. This is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening. These stones are profound amplifiers of energy, similar to most quartz crystals, and will boost the energy of any other crystals you use it with.
Titanium Aura is quartz that is permanently treated by fusing titanium crystals with heat and vacuum to quartz to give it its gorgeous rainbow coloring. Titanium Aura is sometimes said to be the "Stone of Astral Journeys" and be an excellent crystal for astral journeys and out of body experiences. It has a high energy and is helpful for removing energy blockages, especially those impeding creativity. This stone is said to open and empower all the chakras and assist in stimulating and raising Kundalini energy. Titanium Aura is said to activate the Third Eye and assist with clairvoyance, reading people, and other psychic activities.
Turquoise is an efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used for amulets for thousands of years. Turquoise promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. It is a purification stone and dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog, providing protection against pollutants in the environment. A promoter of self-realization, it assists creative problem-solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public. Mentally, Turquoise instills inner calm while remaining alert, and aids creative expressions. Emotionally, Turquoise stabilizes mood swings and brings inner calm.
Unakite is a stone that encourages visionary abilities by opening your psychic vision. It works through the third eye chakra and aids you to visualize the things you desire in your life. It has an excellent balancing action for your emotions... bringing your emotions into line with your spiritual aspects. If you are wondering how to sleep better... this is one of the healing crystals that will assist better sleep, and will also help to relieve stress. Addictive habits that you have had difficulty dealing with will be helped by its energy, as it will give you help to break through the barriers that have held you back from being able to achieve your desires.