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Stones O-Z



Obsidian: Changes fear into flexibility with change. Is a good stone for those who are soft-hearted and gentle. It will help to guard them against abuse. This stone cleanses toxins from the liver, so it is also good for people who are exposed to environmental pollutants. Called the "Mirror Stone" it reflects ones personal shortcomings such that they can come to the conscious to be dealt with, then let go of. Obsidian can help protect against the negativity of others and has a grounding influence helping one to stay focused in the moment. It can also help to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, and can help promote a forgiving attitude and release of grievances. Solid/translucent black to smoky: Also called "Navaho/Apache Tears" Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, thus protective. Unusual black stone: Absorbs dark and converts to white light. Friendly. Can't be misused. Cleanses, uplifts.

Snowflake: Promotes self-esteem and confidence. Clairaudience and owning our lower aspects for growth; Healthy balance. Obsidian balls: help to see truths by initially amplifying beliefs, patterns, fears, blocking our growth. Green: Heals broken crystals and charges them. Assists in energy healing. Blue: Stimulates communication, helps in astral travel, Tarot reading. Helps keep away negativity and is an extremely protective stone when traveling. Helps with directional knowledge, as well, particularly for sensitive people. Rainbow: brings light and love to one's life. Allows for the spiritual side in one's nature to be recognized. Known as the "stone of pleasure", it can bring enjoyment and gratification to one's life. It is also used for "gazing" especially in matters of love, relationship and the development of one's etheric and physical bodies. Shows the presence of light within darkness. Purpose is to show mankind and womankind that within darkness of despair and depression, there is a light of hope and healing. Within the darkness every color of the rainbow is vibrating with a purpose. More likely to be love, the black color may be a veil or an illusion; we must go to a deeper level to discover the light. Obsidian reflects our true-selves, the good and the bad. Helps us to understand the dark side of ourselves so we can walk into the light. A circle of color in rainbow obsidian /compared to rings:

Oligoclase: Oligoclase is a great stone to choose if you are dealing with issues of trust; it assists one in learning trust. Helpful in releasing internal anger which causes energy blocks. Oligoclase stimulates awareness and self-awareness, it neutralizes negativity through this awareness. Some like to use this stone for a journey of discovery into the inner self. Oligoclase also allows one stability and focus to see the highest perspective or vision, the creative intelligence and wisdom, without loosing sight of the detail or what needed to happen to achieve it.

Olivine: Money, protection, love, luck.

Olivine:Used to reflect negative energies and psychic attacks

Onyx: Balances and grounds. Reduces sex drive. Promotes fidelity. Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. Banish grief,enhance self control, wise decision-making, encourages happiness/good fortune. Helps with disorders of soft tissue, bone marrow and the feet. Found in Italy, US, and in Mexico. The shapes or patterns that Onyx holds inside it have led some to suggest that Onyx has a picture in it that tells a story or carries a lesson. An Onyx will retain memory of the physical occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because it tells the story of the wearer. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-confidence. Said to be good for the teeth and bones. Relieves stress. Balances male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detatchment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher inspiration

Opal: also known as the "Queen of Gems" and "Gem of Hope." A member of the Quartz family with a very high water content, it is a brittle, heat-sensitive, silicon oxide stone which often shatters or cracks when it is cut or polished. If given as a lucky or love stone, such shattering was once considered to be a sign of extreme bad fortune. The flashes of color come from natural silica spheres which create light interference. Due to its delicate nature, Opals are usually worn only as pendants and earrings. The modern name of the gem is derived from three ancient sources: the Sanskrit upala (which means "precious stone"); the Latin opalus; and the Greek opallios (which means "to see a color change"). It is unique in the world of jewels, having little color of its own, yet shining with the radiance of all the other gems. In the Nineteenth Century, the Opal became to be considered a stone of bad luck...especially if worn by those not born in the month of October. The only exception to this was the Black Opal, which has always been believed to bring its owner good fortune. The origin of the unlucky superstition is unknown. Early races credited the Opal with magical qualities and traditionally, the Opal was said to aid its wearer in seeing possibilities. It was believed to clarify by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions and desires. It was also thought to lessen inhibitions and promote spontaneity.

The Opal is an historically treasured gem and 6,000 year old Opal artifacts have been found in Kenyan caves. However, most are believed to be approximately 60 million years old (or more) and generally date back to the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The early Greeks believed the Opal bestowed powers of foresight and prophecy upon its owner while in Arabian folklore, it is said that the stone fell from heaven in flashes of lightning. To the Romans, it was considered to be a token of hope and purity. Legend states that one Roman Emperor offered to trade one-third of his vast kingdom for a single Opal and that the Roman Senator Nonius chose exile rather than surrender a large Opal to Marc Antony. It has been said that the beauty of the Opal is the combination of the beauty of all other gems. In the Middle Ages, the Opal was known as the "eye stone" due to a belief that it was beneficial to eyesight and blonde women were known to wear necklaces of Opal in order to protect their hair from losing its color. Some cultures thought the effect of the Opal on sight could render the wearer invisible. Needless to say, it was thus a popular item among thieves. Opals were set into the crown jewels of France and Napoleon gave Josephine a beautiful example of this stone containing brilliant red flashes which was called "The Burning of Troy." It was a favored gem of Queen Victoria who often gave them as wedding presents. The Opal is the Patron Stone of actors and performers. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). Less inhibition, more spontaneity. Visualization, imagination, dreams, healing. Easily absorbs, stores emotions and thoughts. Some cancel other gems and backfires if not used for good of all. May change color with high energy/intensity people. White: Balances Left and Right. Brain. Opals are extremely sensitive and must be treated with great care. Rarely used in crystal layouts except by someone who wishes to intensify his or her emotional state. They easily diversify and scatter energy. Some literature states frankly that many who wear this stone have a fickle nature. Anytime the wearer feels uncomfortable with an Opal, the stone should be removed. White opal is a powerful supersensory receiver of lunar energies. It is also an excellent medicinal stone for the treatment of skin inflammations such as boils, pimples,rashes and for general elimination of toxins from the body. Black"/Dk blue: One of the most potent. Although Opal was regarded as a stone of misfortune, black Opal is considered an exceptionally lucky stone. It is said that if you dream of Opals, you will receive great possessions. Opal Boulder: Boulder Opal is said to do many things for us on the metaphysical level. It is said to assist us in communication of all forms; verbal, ESP, etc. Some like to use this stone to communicate with their guides, angels, animal guides, devas, and entities of unknown origin. Boulder Opal is also a good choice for strengthening and adding light into the aura. It produces stability, especially good for those who have a problem staying in one place! Boulder Opal is also a very spiritual stone, it has long been used by native people in ceremonies and rights of passage. Opal Peru: This lovely greenish-blue Opal is great for stimulating thoughts and communication skills. Some like to use this opal to connect with others. I feel it to be a very creative stone, especially for writers and those who need to get their thoughts down on paper. Some say this stone balances metabolism and helps those with fatigue. Opal Fire: Fire Opals are thought to be very magical because of the distinct patterns of color which seem to move while viewing. The color play include: green, blue, yellow, red, and purple. The energy of the fire opal allow us to look deeply within to understand ourselves in a better way. A great choice if you are looking for your purpose in life. Some find the fire opal to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in stressful times. Other people like to meditate with fire opal, it is very easy to get into this meditative state by simply gazing at the incredible colors of this opal.

Paua Shell: Neptine. Aids one in accessing the subconscious for emotional and artistic inspiration.

Pearl: Usually pale white or cream-colored, though darker blue, gray, and even black variations exist. In tune with women, especially pregnant women. Absorbing by nature and because of this must be used with caution. If you feel excessively negative while wearing a Pearl, it will hold that energy until it is worn again. It is very nurturing. If used properly, lessen stress and its resulting maladies: hypertension, headaches, and exhaustion. May help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Also an assist in digestion and may reduce the chance of developing ulcers. If using Pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and disperse it. Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and farmers. Symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. For digestion, stomach, immunity and emotional stress. Low integrity or anger rebounds to user. Cleanse frequently. Fire signs less compatible unless drawn to Pearl. May cool and soothe. Divers wear for shark protection. Protects against house fires. Breathing problems, high blood pressure, weakness, some eye problems. Enable one to accept love. See the good parts of oneself so you can love yourself and others more. The black pearl is a rare version of the traditional White Pearl, which is not a true gemstone but a product of the sea. The Pearl is an organic gem, formed within the interior of certain mollusks as a natural defense to an irritant. A Pearl may be any shape, but those which are round or pear-shaped are the most valuable. Irregular-shaped Pearls are called Baroque Pearls. Pearls are said to aid in inner vision and help improve self-worth. It is believed that the wearer of Pearls is able to see the love of the person from whom the gift was given. Once believed by some cultures to be the tears of God, the Pearl is sometimes referred to as the "Queen Gem" (Diamond being the "King Gem"). The Ancient Hindus included Pearls among the five precious gems in the magickal necklace of Vishnu. Traditionally, the Pearl is an emblem of chastity and purity, symbolizing love, success and happiness. These gems were once credited with possessing the ability to reproduce themselves. This quality was attributed to every ninth Pearl, each of which would be placed in a bottle with two grains of rice and left to breed. In very early medical treatments, Pearls were crushed and taken internally in honey or wine to cure a variety of ailments. They were also sometimes dissolved in acid and swallowed to honor a famous personage...Cleopatra did this to honor Marc Antony and Sir Thomas Gresham to honor Queen Elizabeth I of England. Pearls were considered a powerful protective amulet and particularly treasured by divers and fishermen who wore them as protection from the perils of the sea.

Peridot: also known as "Olivine," the "Evening Emerald" and, in ancient times, called "Chrysolite." Its name derives from the Greek meaning "golden stone." It is a transparent gem of a rich, bottle-green shade which contains a golden inner glow. One of the oldest known stones, it was once mined only at night because legend stated that the Peridot could not be easily seen during the daylight hours. It has been regarded as a gem of powerful magic by all ancient cultures. The Egyptians and Babylonians used it as a protective amulet against evil and it was often used to decorate medieval churches. Large Peridots (more than 200 carats in size) adorn the Shrine of the Three Magi at the Cologne Cathedral. The Greeks used it in headbands in order to foretell the future and the Druids stitched Peridot into their robes for protection. Said to possess the ability to drive away evil spirits, the power of the Peridot was considered to be even more intense when set in gold and King Solomon is believed to have been made wise and enlightened by drinking from cups made of Peridot. It is the only gemstone born in fire...the volcanic gem. Yellower gems also for stomach, liver, adrenal. Helps understand relationships, other realities Alleviates depression, anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety. A visionary stone. Helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can help us visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. However, if you are confused or fearful, Peridot should be used in a limited way. It releases toxins and brings them to the surface, thus neutralizing them. Helps with mental cleansing by highlighting problems. The stomach and other digestive tract organs may benefit from Peridot. Balances glandular system. Aids tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals. Purifies body. Enhances bloodstream. Overal balancer and tonic for body/mind. Increase intuitative awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind. Accelerates personal growth. Opens new doors or opportunity. Acts to provide a shield of protection around the body ; to help prevent outside influences from affecting alignment and balance. Helps one to find happiness within ones self, over coming anger and jealousy.

Peridoten Use in chanting, prevention of nightmares, protection from psychic attack -set in gold

Peridite: Petalite is highly spiritual. It has been called the "stone of the Angels " and will help one connect with ones guides. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance ones mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances ones ability to feel energy in stones.

Petrified Wood: Sympathetic to the maladies of the skin, muscle tissue, and circulatory system. Usually comes in shades of brown but can also have stripes of black or gray in it. Found worldwide. Benefits people with arterial sclerosis, arthritis, rheumatism, senility, and blood clots. Can help us to investigate past-life experiences. It can ground you to the earth. Aids in preventing work stress. Restores physical energy. Protects against infections and bodily injuries. Relates to tissue regeneration and longevity. Helps us enjoy life and the evolution within out life. Used to recall past incarnations and ancient powers. Protects from drowning.

Peridcite: (Phenakite) Milky white to clear crystal. A powerfully loving, healing, spiritual stone. Opens 3rd eye, clairvoyance and spiritual communication, meditation, astral travel, journeys. Helps one to map out a pathway within the dimensions. Energizes meridians and healing of other stones. It helps one to go further in meditation, and gives a deep awareness of ones inner structures. Phenacite in general can be used to amplify the energies of other stones used for healing, and to balance energy within one. It can also alleviate despair and fear of change, and lead one to live in love. Russian phenacite in particular raises group and environmental energies. Some pieces also contain Seraphinite, which is an excellent stone for healing and bringing positive change to ones life.

Pietersite: Pietersite crystallizes in the form of masses, the structure a result of inclusions in jasper where the inclusions are pseudomorphs after asbestos. The color is blue/black and the mineral exhibits a chatoyant quality, It was discovered by Sid Pieters from Namibia, and is truly lovely .It is from Namibia South Africa. This stone has come to represent the movement and chaos that break up those energy patterns which are resistant to change. The energy of Pietersite is very forceful and jolts us into personal change. This stone represents change and indicates a need to make changes in your present life.

Pipestone: Projective. pipestone is used primarily to fashion the sacred pipe, which is always handled with the utmost respect.

Platinum: A silvery gray metal found in North America, Brazil, and Germany. An expensive and rare metal, used by medical science as a replacement for bone, since it is in harmony with the body and will not react chemically with it. Generally considered beneficial for people who experience excess in their lives. Slows things down and allows you to take greater control. Helps keep hormonal and chemical levels balanced, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, and may make the heart and circulatory system more efficient. The electromagnetic energy field of platinum induces emotional refinement and assists in cleansing impurities from the aura. it opens our consciousness to the idea that we are not our body, but auric beings comprised of fire from the sky. Platinum is compatible with all crystals, gems and minerals

Prehnite: Dreaming and Remembering. Brings new friends. Utilized for meditation. Enhances the ability to make contact with unseen entities. Multiplies/increases energy and strengthens ones protective fields. Considered the stone for dreaming and remembering. Increases ability for prophesy. Allows inner knowing. Powerful stone, not to be taken lightly. Increases accuracy with predictions. Prehnite used to multiply energy, good for using in crystal grids. Use to send healing energy to others through distance healing. Some like to call Prehnite 'prophecy stones' for they give one the ability to see into the future. This is a good choice to use in dream work, it allows you to not only remember your dreams, but it also will inspire you to remember long ago thoughts which may be helpful in personal growth. Prophecy stone: The Sahara Desert is made up mostly of Limonite. Limonite is composed mainly of Goethite. Goethite is formed from the action of oxygen upon iron and manganese compounds dissolved in water. (oxide) These stones are from a sedimentary formation. Prophecy stones allow partners to cooperate in a marriage. These stones bring people together for a common goal; which could be for studying, recording, learning and teaching of esoteric subjects. These stones do this by 'cementing' thoughts and bringing them into action. Putting actions and thoughts into 'concrete' form; such as in a book. (sedimentary). Radha writes that these are "Visionary stones; whilst holding them in meditation I was quickly raised out of my body and entered a scene, which was like a future civilization on Earth." Prophecy stones highly improve visionary and psychic abilities. Physically these stones may aid blood disorders and aid proper function of the lungs. Grounding and calming.

Pumice: Easing childbirth, banishment, protection, negativity left in home

Pyrite/Fool's Gold: (with iron) One of the most grounding stones in use today. Conducting, Energizing, Increases Wealth. Used for focus, practicality, logic, memory, clearing fuzzy thinking/scatteredness etc. like Hematite. Helps stomach, intestines, ulcers; sulfur and mineral assimilation, circulation, body acidity imbalances, depression, lack of clarity. A mineralized crystal that forms in clusters of metalliclike cubes. Color varies from a bright gold or brass to shades of copper or green. Found in most of North America as well as in Chile and Peru. "Fool's Gold". Beneficial to the respiratory and circulatory systems. Connected to the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. Helps the skin protect itself from the elements, and also aids the digestive tract, lessening irritation by ingested toxins. The most important gift of Pyrite, though, is its ability to aid mental capacity. Helps to balance creative and intuitive impulses with scientific and practical ones. communication skills can also improve with the help of Pyrite, which eases anxiety and frustration. Strongly suggested for people who tackle large conceptual ideas in business, the arts, or education.

Fluorite and Calcite. Pyrite: Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and oxygenates blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive outlook on life. Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one's ability to work with others harmoniously. Practicality.

Quartz: Rock crystal: almost everything, it is such a good booster to all the other crystals and gemstones. Encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure Quartz, generally six-sided, can be found in all shades and colors. Quartz crystals grow singularly or in groups and take on different shapes according to the temperature at the time of their formation. Quartz crystals can also contain other minerals "frozen" within, as in Rutilated Quartz. Quartz can be formed of microscopic crystals and take on entirely different appearances and qualities. Other members of the Quartz family include Chalcedony, Agate, Jasper, Carnelian, Onyx, and Sardonyx. These are treated separately because their healing qualities are very different from crystal Quartz.

Probably the most versatile multipurpose healing stone. Easy to cleanse, store info/energy in, program or amplify energy and healing with. Can both draw and send energy. Stimulates natural crystals in body tissues and fluids to resonate at new healing frequency. See also many other stone forms of quartz. (Amethyst, Tiger's Eye...) Used to amplify both body energy and thought. Natural tendency for Quartz is for harmony and is considered the "stone of power". Quartz can be used to facilitate both speaking and receiving information from the spiritual world, masters, teachers and healers. Stimulates positive thought and healing. A naturally-occuring substance with the ability to render invisible light visible through the means of refraction. It is formed from clear, lustrous quartz and was first discovered in the Alps, at which time it was believed to be a kind of ice or "krystallos." Rock Crystal has been valued since ancient times as a magical stone of divination and was formed into spheres for the art of crystal-gazing. Sometimes, shadows would materialize within the Crystal as it cooled...shadows which resembled mountains or pyramids, usually indistinct and barely discernable. These shadows were known as "phantoms" or "ghosts" and though considered imperfect for divination, such ethereal inner shapes lent a certain unique enchantment to the particular sphere. In Medieval Europe, alchemists believed that if Rock Crystal were cut in a certain manner and then placed in sunlight, it would have the power to make any solid thing invisible. To the Japanese, it was the "perfect jewel," being a symbol of purity, patience and perseverance, and in Ancient Rome, noblewomen carried Crystal balls in their hands during the heat of Summer, believing they had been formed from ice and thus, possessed cooling properties. American Indians treasured the Crystal as a sacred stone, believing it to possess a life and energy which was treated as a sacred trust. Some tribes would "feed" their Crystals with sacrificial blood whenever a Deer or Caribou was slain, believing this would keep the spirits within the stones aware of their reverence. The Druids are said to have used Rock Crystal to make themselves invisible so that they might travel undetected. If held in both hands, it was believed to induce serenity and peace of mind, as well as sharpening the mental processes. An aura of mysticism and magic continues to surround the Crystal and it may be many centuries before all its secrets are truly revealed.

Clear Quartz: is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. Clear Quartz is considered the "stone of power". A dedicated healer. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colors of the spectrum unaltered and giving substance to the argument that Clear Quartz crystals can help balance all the elements needed to make us whole and fulfilled. Amplify whatever influences are present in an individual or location. Acts as a purifier and tunes into the frequency of each individual. Will unblock specific areas or organs blocked from transmitting or receiving the flow of energy throughout the body. Helpful in guiding our search for the meaning and importance of existence. Aids in meditation. Can be used in conjunction with any other stone or gem for specific physical problems. It will amplify the effects of individual stones and attune the treatment to the energy of an individual person. Known as "Ice of Eternity." All-around healer and amplifier. Capable of dispersing white light into the seven spectral colors. Aligns one's consciousness with the electromagnetic forces of the universe, helping each of us find our own inner light that connects us with the One Light. Magnifiers of psychic and healing energies. Used to help focus and amplify one's thoughts or intentions. "Can bring the energy of the stars into the soul". Traditionally, the natural quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies, thoughts, consciousness, emotions - with the energies of the universe and to make these greater energies available to humanity. The natural tendency of quartz is for harmony, and is recognized as a "Stone of Power". Stimulates brain function & power, aids clarity of mind. Dispels negativity in ones energy field and environment, aligns all chakras, a very powerful healer. Blue (Or gray/lavender):A fairly rare stone, is found the US and Brazil. Varies in color from pale blue to lavender or gray. Beneficial effects for the upper torso and related organs. Helps purify the bloodstream and heighten the body's immunity to disease. Helps you discover or increase your understanding of your spiritual nature. Has a calming effect upon the mind and stimulates hope. A good stone to expand self expression and creativity, plus refining communication skill to new levels. Eases throat tension. Immune system, thyroid, iodine and B Vitamin use. Some say shining light through Blue Quartz can help reduce need for glasses. A fine peace and tranquility stone. Stimulates creativity and expression. Window Crystals and Other Esoteric Variations: Even though each crystal has the basic six-sided crystal shape and may be terminated, there is an additional flat plane, usually diamond-shaped, that give a view of the inner chamber of the crystal. It teaches the importance of looking within ourselves, even if the view into our own soul is clouded and imperfect. Quartz Crystal Balls: Crystal Balls in a group setting helps to round out the rough edges of the meeting allowing for smooth communication. Dendritic Quartz: much like Moss Agate, has pictures on its surface. These shapes often resemble plants or animals. Elestial crystals are crystals that generally have fewer side planes and blunt ends. These crystals are young and usually much smaller than most other Quartz crystals. Phantom crystals: are crystals that at one point finished their growth cycle, then began growing again later. When looking inside these crystals, you can see a striation that indicates where the original tip was. For someone drawn to this type of stone, a need for growth is indicated. Single and Double-Terminated Clear Quartz: Single-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are six-sided with a flat bottom and point at the top. These crystals teach us to focus energy on a concentrated point. Especially useful for people who have a specific area or organ in the body that needs lots of attention. For mental states, it will help you to focus on the best path to travel in breaking old habits or establishing new ones. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals are a special occurrence in nature. Most terminated crystals grow out of rock, often in clusters with other crystals. Double-terminated Clear Quartz crystals grow in clay or other soft materials. It has a point on both ends. They can draw energy as well as direct it. The center of the crystal works like a neutralizing chamber. One of the points draws negative energy inside, where it is transformed and purified. The energy then passes out of the crystal through both points. It shows us that most efficient energy comes from our own center. Purple Quartz: This stone should not be confused with Amethyst. It has a dark violet color and may have inclusions or clouding within it. Beneficial to the cleansing organs. Capable of stimulating thoughts and helping you learn to contemplate and analyze data. Quartz Green: Stimulates creativity. An all-around healer, it soothes, heals, and balances. Prosperity stone.Quartz Tourmalated: The combination of clear white and radiant black creates a perfect polarity of energies and creates a natural balance in whatever work is done with it. The black tends to neutralize one's negative energies and is a dedicated servant to the light. Stimulates astral projection. Quartz Rutilated: Integrates the Life Force into our bodies. Energizes, rejuvenates, and balances the system. Strengthens positive direction. Raises your vibration - prevents depression. Heals the soul center. Increases clairvoyance. Strengthens thought projection. Opens connections with the universal others. Aids in past life memories. Aids in getting answers to questions asked. Helps the body assimilate nutrients, helps the immune system, slows diseases of aging as it stimulates tissue regeneration. Quartz Smokey: Stimulates and purifies the base chakra. Channels the white light energy of the crown chakra into the first chakra to be rooted deep into the physical plane. I will give one a sense of pride about walking the earth and inhabiting a physical body. It helps one come to terms with their body, their heart, their life and their world. Gives one the power to manifest their dreams and visions of earth. Enables one to assimilate more in life by teaching to let go of what is no longer needed for growth. Grounding. Quartz Snow: Stimulates your hopes and stabilizes your dreams. Helps you use your own inner resources and potentials to alleviate your self-blocks. Helps us have a focus of purity in ourselves. Promotes clarity of mind and activates the crown chakra. It shows us our oneness with our Creator. Helps one have a love of truth. Rose Quartz: Translucent to clear Pink. Love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love, emotional balance. Soft. Gently soothes and warms heart center. Emotional healing, loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment, anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas, low self-esteem. Aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies. Deeply in tune with emotional states. Found in the US, Brazil, and Japan. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Also helps the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may become healthier. Said to help increase fertility. Recommended for artists, acupuncturists, lecturers, and those suffering from low self-esteem. Emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self love. Good to wear in a chaotic or crisis situation. It is "the stone of gentle love" bringing peace and calm to relationships. It can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It is a rejuvenating agent for both physical body and the emotions. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional "wounds". An excellent stone to give to express friendship.

Realgar: Realgar is a very unique and rare gemstone which is used mainly to bring energy into the body. It is also used to increase sexuality and fertility. Being it is metallic, it can work as a mirror to teach us about ourselves on a very deep level. It will reflect our true-selves, both the positive and the negative.

Rhodochrosite: Solid to clear pink. Gentle, especially for giving/receiving love. "Stone of Love and Balance". Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, incest...Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues, spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose. Best worn 24 hrs. a day. Stronger than Rose Qtz. Solar plexus, stomach (anxiety), food addictions, anorexia, asthma, eyesight, thymus. Specialized uses to detox/heal blood, liver, cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. Comes in shades of orange and pink. Has stripes of various width in shades of white. Most comes from the US or USSR. A very beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Helps you filter out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Also purifies the circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially the kidneys. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia. Will enhance the dream state. Suggested to be used in conjunction with Malachite or Copper. Gold for wisdom, orange for creativity and pink for love. When you are drawn to Rhodochrosite it means that you are ready to learn more about your own spirituality and work to bring this energy into your heart. Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas. It contains pulsating electrical energy which emits the strongest power in the universe, the power of love. Rhodochrosite is also an Earth stone for healing of the Earth and for showing love to the Mother of us all. It helps one to serve the planet in Her time of need, allowing for one to recognize that the responsibility is actually a joy. It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial and helps one to be willing to both accept and to integrate "new" information while maintaining a clarity of intellect and a moderate ideal of practicality.

Rhodonite: Pink, black inclusions. Helps with confusion, Focus, Peace and Love. "Stone of Love". Helps express confidence and lovingness. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. Soothes nightmares, stress, heartache, loss, speech and hearing problems, fear, illness (emphysema, asthma...) Use for trauma, confusion, and confidence. Very beneficial upon the growth of bones and the hearing system. Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes, pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves memory. Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind. Enhances energy levels in body mind. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user and observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships. Rhodonite Pink:(no black) helps impart understanding of strength within vulnerability. Great stone for light-workers serving in cities.

Rhyolite: A physical and emotional stabilizer. Helps strengthen the permanency of a love relationship. Stimulates emotional ardor. Rejuvenates physical beauty.

Rubellite/Red Tourmaline: see "Red Tourmaline"

Ruby: Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Used as protection against forcable sex. Used for infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox, sexual blocks. Stimulates circulation, menses, pituitary healing. Usually a deep, brilliant red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found in the US, India, and Sri Lanka. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Benefits the heart and circulatory system, and can assist in the filtration and detoxification of the body. Also suggested for the eyes. Stimulates motivation and visualization. Ruby is said to be one of the stones used in the breast plate of the high priest. Ruby is a gemstone that is used to promote energy throughout the entire energetic system. Being it is very stimulating, Ruby is a good choice for those who need to increase their energy, great for chronic fatigue and other ailments dealing with listlessness. Some say that Ruby is a stone of protection, especially against sorrow, distress and bad dreams. Others feel it is a great stone to help women with child bearing and to balance the menses. Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances circulation. Vitalizes blood and entire body/mind system. Strengthens immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions on physical/spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Courage, integrity, selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership. Helps banish sense of limitation. Next in hardness to the Diamond. A stone of glowing, brilliant red, the Ruby was treasured throughout the Orient as the most precious of the gemstones. Rubies were once given as offerings to Buddha in China and to Krishna in India. It was once believed that the Ruby would change color and become darker when its owner was in danger or when an illness was imminent. It was also thought that this stone could chase away the spirits of the dead and any evil phantom not contained within Hell. The Ruby was once considered a powerful amulet, affording protection from disaster, plague and pestilence and promoting a cheeful disposition upon its wearer. It was also formerly believed to overcome depression and sorrow. In the form of a ring, this stone was said to bestow knowledge, health and wealth. During the Tenth Century in China and Europe, dragons and snakes were carved into the surfaces of Rubies to increase the flow of money and power to those who owned them. The finest Rubies are found in Burma and Ceylon and have a prominent place in the Crown Jewels of almost every empire. The medicinal powers of the Ruby were said to range from that of snake bite antidote to a curative for liver and heart ailments and the gem was also highly-prized as a symbol of love, passion and friendship. It was also believed to guarantee success in battle. To dream of Rubies was thought to bring success in trade for the businessman and a bountiful harvest for the farmer.

Rutilated/Rutile Quartz: Clear Quartz conducts and amplifies energy, thoughts, programming for healing. Intensifies and deepens altered states. Helps in meditation, clairvoyance, telepathy, insight. Stimulates immunity, strength, blue corona, imagery, dreams. May increase radiation protection and health rejuvenation. Each stone's energy and qualities are unique. Helpful with Lung disorders. Contains Rutile in needle-like mineral inclusions. One can find Rutilated versions of most of the types of Quartz discussed thus far. It heightens whatever energetic influence the regular Quartz posses and helps direct that boosted energy to problematic areas.Enhances life force, strengthens immune systems, and brain function. Eases depression. Facilitates communication, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz, transmutes negativity, enhances communication with spirit guides. A great physical healer. It filters out painful memories and may be used when investigating the shadow side of life

Salt(Halite) Used for protection from outside influences. Used for invocations where the outcome is unsure.Purification, protection, grounding.

Sapphire: Corundum. Blue, green, pink, purple, clear. Related to Ruby. Has been use as an aide to healing ailments of the eyes. It is also considered a booster for the immune system, protecting the body in general from disease. Protects from demons. Blue: Communication, insight, intuition, clairaudience, inspiration, spiritual prayer/devotion, peacefulness. Pituitary and Thyroid. Detoxing skin, body. Antidepressant. Cools, contracts, soothes, thus reducing inflammation, fevers, nosebleeds. Hearing problems, TB, burns, etc. Nervous system (& Epilepsy) and meridians. Used for wisdom, will, centering, cheerfulness, luck. Reduces radiation effects, anxiety, procrastination. Black: more grounding. Protection. May strengthen by posing challenges to overcome. Found in the US, Australia, and India. Lessens tension and aligns the mental, physical, and spiritual planes. Can be an important stone for people with spiritual confusion or depression, those involved in situatations out of their control, and anyone with concentration problems. Black Sapphires are the most protective of all Sapphire colors. Also for epilepsy, insanity, hiccups and fever. Star Sapphire: Similar to the Blue Sapphire, differs in that it has an aqueous inclusion in its makeup that creates a refracted five-pointed star on the stone's surface. This star is a focus point in the gem. Recommended for people who wish to awaken or heighten their psychic abilities. Works as a relaxing agent during times of extreme physical exertion. Healers of the spirit and and body are often drawn to this stone. Sapphire White: stomach disorder, leprosy and relieve nausea.

Sard: A porous brick-red stone. Found in the US and India. Not generally considered to be a strong healer, though it does possess limited properties similar to Carnelians. Suggested for open wounds and conditions of the blood. Can be beneficial to the cleansing organs and in strengthening to the mind. Used for love, protection, courage, facilitating childbirth. It is thought to be more magically effective for women than for men and can stop hexes and negative spells.

Sardonyx: A layered combination of Sard and Onyx. Can include shades of red, brown, black or white. Found in Brazil and India. Best known for its effect upon the bones and lungs. Recommends its use for depression and in matters of love. Take care to consider the color combination of the stone. Red stimulates, brown is grounding, black is absorbing, and white is purifying. The colors do not cancel each other out. They do, however, buffer each other and maintain a median balance that allows you to affect change. Recommended for explorers, those engaged in combat, and executives. Use for protection, courage, marital happiness, eloquence, peace, and luck.

Scapolite: Scapolite is a great stone for encouraging independence and motivation in one's life. It provides the stimulus needed for change, allows one to move on and to grow as a person. Brings the clarity required to meet goals, keeps you on track towards your life's dream. It is also used in the treatment of bone disorders and can provide relief from shoulder and upper body aches.

Scolecite: Scolecite is a great team stone. It seems to function as a harmonizing force between the different energies but also appears to improve communication between two people. So instead of each crystal just doing its bit, they all work together in a synergistic effort - far more powerful.

Sedona Vortex stones: These stones act as an energy vortex center, stimulating psychic abilities and may bring experiences including contact with the physical world, contact with guides, as well as visions. They are protective in the sense that they allow safe entry into vortex energy, allowing for comfortable exploration of this energy. Use to enhance dream state as well as to remember dreams. Sedona Vortex stones allow access to past lives as well as ancient wisdom. Physically this stone may help diseases of the bone, skin, teeth and muscles. Blood disease.

Selenite: White/clear striated crystals. Has been used to work against cancer and is known to stabalize epileptic disorders. Mental focus, growth, luck, immunity. Smoothes emotions. May help physical and emotional letting go, the spine and nerve system, emotional and promote athletic flexibility. Sends healing to the earth. Expands sensitivity, field of awareness. Selenite is considered to be a 'mental body stone' which also opens, aligns and clears the aura bodies. It is able to transmit light, energy, and information; this maybe why many like to use it for channeling. It can be used as a scanning device for those of us who are not visually orientated to get an overall view of a person's light system to see the thought forms in their energy body. Selenite wands it can be a powerful tool, but intent seems to be necessary in activating it. A healer of the psyche, rather than of the physical dimension.

Serpentine: Protection from poisonous creatures, lactation. Seals made of serpentine were carried in ancient Assyria so the gods and goddesses would send double blessings

Shiva Lingham: Shiva Lingams originate at the Narmada River in the central western part of India. These stones are collected from the river bed. Lord Shiva is the supreme being revered by Hindus, and this fertility stone is often worshipped as his embodiment. Lingam describes the egg-like shape that is hand-polished to balanced proportions. Lingam is the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus. In Tantra, the shape embodies the masculine energy; dynamic expression and knowledge. The markings or Yoni depicts female energy; wisdom and intuition. The Tantric Shiva Lingam unifies the dualistic female/male world into harmonious balance. Lingham is also the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus.

Silica: "Gem Silica" The highest, purest form of gem quality Chrysocolla. One of the highest evolved blue-green stones. (Also see: Chrysocolla.)

Silver: Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience. Reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress. Works with pituitary and upper energy centers. Benefits the circulation and detoxifies the blood. Helps the body recognize imbalances or high levels of hormone and chemicals more readily, enabling them to be naturally corrected. Helps the lungs and throat and reduces irritation by pollutants and other impurities in the air. Improves the transmission of nerve impulses. Aids those with degenerative brain disease, poor memory, irrational fears, and emotional imbalance. Also aids in verbal and representational communication. Helps balance the functions of both sides of the brain. Can help resolve sexual problems that result from dysfunction or impotence. Silver is ruled by the Moon a feminine planet, and therefore imparts a softened less assertive emotional energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it. Invocation, love, psychism, dreams, peace, protection, travel, money. Silver is the moon's metal. Because it is found in its pure form, it was one of the first metals to be used by humans. The metal's beauty and scarcity caused it to be fashioned into divine images and offering pieces.

Smithsonite: Light blue, pink, or lavender fuzzy bubbles. Helps with smoother communications, leadership, perceptiveness and depth in relationships, and expansion into new areas. Meditation clarity, and receptiveness. Insight via dreams, dream recall. Works well for nose, lymph, immunity; tissue elasticity. Suggested for security and a balanced life. Also helps you deal with difficult relationships. Smithsonite helps us bring empowerment to action by enhancing our ability to complete desired goals. Also, use this stone to clarify the mind, instill a sence of security, and ease difficulties in relationships.

Smoky Quartz: Helps to overcome Depression, Nightmares, Stress. Smoky, rootbeer, or chocolate-colored clear crystals. The clearest ones induce deep meditation for channeling, higher guidance, deep relaxation, lovingness. Corrects fertility/PMS/reproductive imbalance. Alleviates fear, anxiety, depression, emotions. The dull darker ones are good for grounding. Many were irradiated to turn them this flat, dark color with white edge of base. If so, they're not useful for conducting light/healing, thus less useful for wearing or healing. This medium-to-dark brown crystal found in the US, Brazil, and Scotland. Its dark color is caused by impurities, usually carbon, iron, or titanium. But the color of some Smoky Quartz is caused by the effects of minute amounts of decaying radium, within the crystal itself. Because of the presence of this natural low-grade radiation, Smoky Quartz is good for people with radiation-related illness or those in chemotherapy. It is best to avoid the heavily irradiated crystals. Natural Smoky Quartz crystals, like other brown stones, are closely in tune with the anchoring energy of the earth. Often sued for ailments of the lower torso. The reproductive organs, muscle tissue, heart, and nervous system all profit. Heightens your understanding of nature and concern for the environment. It can be used to gently dissolve negative energies and emotional blockages. It can be used to initiate a powerful force field which will absorb many forms of negativity, both from within ones self and from other forces. It promotes personal pride and joy in living. Smoky quartz has been used to regulate creativity in business, and to encourage astute-ness in purchasing. It works to diffuse communication deficiencies and to dissolve mental and emotional blockages which limit perception and learning.

Snowflake Obsidian - It allows one to recognize the unnecessary pattern which remain in ones life and to re-design ones thought patters to provide relief from undesired conditions. It is "the stone of purity" and balance to the body, mind , and spirit.

Sodalite: Healing, Meditation, Wisdom. General communication and writing stone. Logic, ideas, truth. Balances body energy levels via thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. Helps Throat, insomnia, neck, mouth, hearing, bloodsugar, etc. Cooling and drawing for infections, burns, sinus inflammations, high blood pressure. This blue stone found in North America as well as in Brazil and france. Can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. Helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. Suggested for balancing the metabolism. Beneficial for the cleansing organs and can boost the immune system. Effective in combating the effects of natural and artificial radiation and is recommended for those who work around X-ray equipment or are involved with radioactive material. Balances the third eye. Encourages one to begin psychic visions, aids in letting go of control, soothes and heals the central nervous system. Sodalite clears the mind for deeper and wiser thinking. It aids logic along with opening third eye intuition, stabilizing mental processes and aiding the shift from emotional to rational thinking. It clears old mental patterns, opening the way for new habits and thought forms. Sodalite is the color Indigo which symbolizes wisdom and psychic activities. A few characteristics of this color include; access to the source of all knowledge, master of yourself, can receive guidance, and non-attachment of material things. Some like to use stones in the indigo color to explore past lives and events from past lives. Aids pancreas, balances endocrine system, strengthens metabolism and lymphatic system. Balances male/female polarities. Alleviates fear. Calms and clears the mind. Slightly sedative, grounding. Cuts through density and illusion, bringing clarity and truth. Enhances communication, creative expression. Similar qualities as lapis lazuli.


Spectrolite: See Labradorite

Sphene: Sphene is said to be a mental body stone. It works to improve the mind and the processing of information. Use for studying, theorizing and debating. I feel it is a stone that promotes enlightenment; use during meditation and rituals. Being that Sphene is highly reflective and takes in much light, it can also help us to reflect who we truly are and allows this light to shine brightly on everyone with whom you come into contact.

Spinel: Blue, green. Calms alleviates stress, depression. mental rejuvenation. Most commonly used to aid in detox (together with fasting, enemas, and alcohol/chemical detox of blood and organs, including skin). Red: For strength. . Found in the US, USSR, Sri Lanka, Italy, and Germany. Encourages moderation of all excesses and aids in the detoxification of both the blood and the mind. Helps lessen anxieties. Benefits the skin. Said to be an aid in fasting.

Spodumene: This stone suggests ideas associated with beauty, growth, depth and love.

Star Ruby: known as the "star of purity", "star fire" or "ruby crystal" is said to promote dreaming and tends to stimulate connection between the self and your spirit guides. Used as a rod-like conductor, it provides the pathway from the user to the electrical and magnetic forces. It assists in purifying, and correcting disoriented energy which leads to atrophy. It helps to align the auric and physical bodies as one. It is an excellent stone for releasing blocks which keep you from a spiritual path. Star Ruby is a stone of great energy, development and protection. It releases negative energy and serves as a tool of empowerment. It helps in the focus of healing energies and chosen pathways. Star Stones: Can be used in the same ways as the stone, but with increased power/potency.

Stalagmites, Stalactites: Historically, small stalagmites and stalactites were carried, often in small bags, as amulets against negativity and "evil."

Staurolite: "Fairy Cross" Brown/grey, crosslike extrusions. Spirituality, compassion, allowingness, disattachment; Focus centered on the Here and Now. This beautiful and rare stone crystalizes in the form of flat and short prismatic crystals with cruciform crossing. This mineral is a talisman of good luck! This stone is said to be formed from the tears of fairies. This stone is said to provide a connection between the physical, astral and extra-terrestrial planes. It can provide an overpowering "release" in stressful situations and provides support, initiation and incentive in dealing with detrimental habits. Was considered to be a representative of all four elements: Air, Fire, Earth and Water. It was believed that a person who possessed this talisman could cause the elements to do his/her bidding. In addition, it was believed that the 90 degree cross represented the crossing of the spiritual and physical planes. After the arrival of Christianity, these stones were popular with those who entered a crusade. Many people now days carry them as a good luck charm.

Steel: Protection, anti-nightmare, healing

Stercorite: Stercorite increases knowledge and understanding through logic and reason. Use it when you need to make an important, unbiased decision, as stercorite allows for practical, objective, rational thinking, uncolored by primal fear or emotions.

Stibnite: Stibnite is a wonderful crystal to enhance psychic knowing, guidance and direction. Brings us information about the soul, soul structure and spiritual realities. It stimulates mental understanding of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms, allows us to communicate on a higher level. Good for those who are in relationships, allows a greater understanding of partnerships and how to improve them. On the physical level, Stibnite is used to treat disorders of the stomach and to relieve muscle stiffness.

Stichtite: Stichtite is usually found as a deposit on another mineral, such as serpentine. It is rarely found in veins from which half inch or inch thick pieces of the pure mineral can be taken. Stichtite is formed when continental plates collide. It brings one higher awareness of ones emotions. In the home, it creates a tranquil environment, and can be useful in adapting childrens behavior so that it is more acceptable. It also encourages one to be true to ones word, to keep an open mind, and to treat all ( including oneself ) with gentleness.

Stilbite: Pale pink/gray/white. Pink is especially helpful with loving, creative energy, acceptingness, allowingness, letting go, manifesting May vivify/heighten physical senses, esp. taste. Detoxifies. Gentle self-expression.

Sugilite: "Lavulite/Royal Azele" Solid, violet pink to purple. Psychism. Gets you in touch with your Spiritual Guides. Important healer's stone used to gently draw out pain, inflammation, stress, disease, toxins, emotional blocks. Protects; Absorbs and dissolves anger, hurt, unwanted energies. Is placed on Brow to alleviate depression/despair, stress. Brings spirit/light into physical body and heart for healing. Peace of mind, well being, spiritual love. Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands. Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart. Aids physical healing and purification of bodily systems. Emotional balancer, reduces stress. Brings higher spiritual awareness into physical reality. Enhances sensitivity. Strong protective qualities. Excellent for meditation. Enhances chaneling abilities.

Sulphur: Protection, Willpower, Healing Energy. Solid/clear yellow. Rejuvenation, mental clarity, focus, analysis, understanding, willpower, discipline, confidence. Used in Egypt and modern hot springs/baths for arthritis, pain, rheumatism, swelling, lymph, cysts, hemorrhoids. Traditionally very healing for wounds, cleansing and healing skin, sinus, pancreas, liver, syphilis, appendix, indigestion, insomnia, depression; Strengthens endocrine glands. Found in garlic, mustard, chives, onions, horseradish, etc. Repels garden bugs. Sulphur assists in the removal of negative thoughts and emotions that may possibly manifest into physical disease. Sulfur aids in assimilation and digestion. It is also used to detoxify the body of accumulated toxins and environmental pollutants. Wear it in a neck pouch

Sunstone: Honors the God, energizes and empowers one's self. Aventurine feldspar with gold-orange metallic sheen. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Protection, life force, grounding. Sunstone was used by Magicians in the past, to invoke the energies associated with the Sun.

Sylvanite: Sylvanite has tremendous conductive and transmissive capabilities because it contains both gold and silver. It engenders feelings of social consciece as well as heartfelt love and affection for humankind.

Sylvine: This stone may be used when you are feling nervous, upset or insecure.

Tanzanite: Rare, Clear, blue-purple-violate Zoisite crystal. (Use clear ones for healing meditation.) Placed on brow, it powerfully opens ones centers for clairaudience, visions, spiritual connectedness, protection, manifesting. Helps expand physical and mental seeing, hearing, hair, skin. It was first discovered in Tanzania, which is how it got its name. This stone stimulates both the Throat and the Third Eye, bringing together all aspects of communication and psychic power. Tanzanite is a "stone of magic" that facilitates spiritual awareness and stimulates insight. It is also said to relieve depression. Tanzanite is known to both dispel and transmute negativity.

Tektite: Tektites are found on earth within a narrow equatorial belt 80 degrees wide. They have been found in Thailand, Australia, Viet Nam and the Phillipines. Tektites usually have a heavily pitted surface. Many have the appearance of being stretched while in a molten state. They appear black, but when held up to the light, you can sometimes see a golden tint in translucent areas around the edges. Assists one in attaining knowledge and learning lessons throughout the travels of life. Balances the feminine/masculine, provides insight, strengthens one's energy field. Can stimulate thought transmissions. Tektites are suspected of being of meteoric origin. They are rich in silica similar to natural glass (obsidian). Tektites are protective in nature and aid one in grounding into Earth reality. They are said to activate the third eye, assists one in visionary work, as well as assisting in both lucid dreaming and dream recall.

Thulite: Thulite is helping us to relearn what we have forgotten, teaches us to understand pain and suffering of abuse, mainly of love and how to change it. You could say it is a new beginning in the way you view, feel and relate to love! Thulite helps us to have love and compassion for the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms, it is a stone of harmony and compassion bringing community together for the greatest good. It is wonderful for teaching children to love in both mind and spirit. Love and beauty and the capacity to create and express it. Encourages harmony through conflict.

Tiger's Eye: Yellow-gold. Money, Protection, Courage, Luck Confidence, Willpower, Clear Thinking (and thus speaking), personal power in life. Works on Mental plane: amplifies thinking and manifesting what you think about. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, centers, less emotional. Digestion, stomach, anxiety, ulcers, bones. Rub with essential oil on Front. bottom for blood detox. Use with malachite or pearl for mental/emotional balance, understanding. Helps change anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality, logic. Has the grounding energy of the earth, but is embellished with a glowing warmth. A stone for people who need more confidence to accomplish their goals. Draws helpful people and material things to the wearer. Centers energy and mental focus. Red: Strengthens your body force. Protects from all danger and is worn as a gold-ring or pendant Green or Blue: Hawk's Eye: This stone is soothing for emotional turmoil. It will help you to see things in the best light. It is optimistic! It also promotes courage and strength. This stone is also used traditionally, for diseases of the eye. It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together in some pattern. It can be used to enhance the psychic abilities and can assist in the gentle attunement of third eye activity. This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. Produces soothing vibrations, generating a calmness to unsettled turmoil, and allowing one to enjoy the actions of being unfenced and uninhibited. Can be used to enhance self empowerment.

Tin: Divination, luck, money

Topaz: A common, semi-precious, transparent gemstone that has been used in jewelry making for centuries. It has a hardness just below the Diamond and the Ruby. Valued since ancient times as a powerful healing agent, the Topaz is said to aid in affairs of the heart and lend a gentle nature to its owner, as well as possessing magical and occult powers. The golden-brown to yellow color is classic but often confused with the less valuable Citrine. The Blue Topaz (frequently confused with Aquamarine) is rarely a natural stone, instead being produced by irradiating and then heating clear crystals. The name may have derived from the Sanskrit word "tapas," which means "fire," but it is more likely that its name originated from the Island of Topazos in the Red Sea where the gem was originally found. ("Topazios" means "to seek.") In ancient times, the figure of a Falcon was carved upon a Topaz in order to ensure the goodwill of kings, princes and magnates. The Egyptians believed that the yellow (or tawny) Topaz gleaned its golden glow from the mighty Sun God, Ra, which made it a very powerful amulet offering protection from harm to the faithful. The Romans associated the Topaz with Jupiter, their own God of the Sun. Legend states that the Topaz could dispel enchantment and improve eyesight, while the Greeks, who called it the "Stone of Strength," believed it had the ability to increase stamina and bestow invisibility upon its wearer in times of emergency. The gem was also thought to strengthen intellect, bestow courage and drive away sadness. It has been called the "Stone of Fruitfulness, Faithfulness and Good Cheer." It was once thought that the Topaz could change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink and its mystical medicinal powers (which included curing asthma, hemorrhages and insomnia, among a multitude of other ailments) waxed and waned with the phases of the Moon. Perhaps the most famous Topaz is a giant specimen, first thought to be a Diamond, which is set in the Braganza Crown of Portugal. The stone of "true love and success in all endeavors". It can be used to manifest health and correct disorders within the body. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain. Instrumental in visualizations for healing and attracting in meditation and projection. Helps one to creatively change personal world, enhance awareness, expansiveness and manifestation. Subject to envy, intrigue, disease, injury, lunacy when set in gold and sudden death, sorcery/negative magic bound to left arm depression, anger, fear, greed, etc.carried or worn fire, accidents, nightmares, sleepwalk left in home, pillow. Golden: The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow/solar plexus gems. A strong, steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus, perceptivity, high level concepts, confidence, personal power, stamina. Helps mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. A Liver/pancreas detoxification, bloodsugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Radiates warmth,sun/light energy, protection. Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, manifesting, higher-self connection. Brings emotions and thinking into balance. Pink and Champagne: Topaz Imperial: Imperial Topaz is highly energizing and warming. It is used to stimulate the intellect; it aids abstract thinking and creativity from the mental level to concrete physical form. It is a stone of trust and protection; it draws out negativity, exhaustion, and tension. Place a Imperial Topaz in your home to protect against break-ins and fire. Physically, Imperial Topaz is said to increase blood circulation, aids liver and kidney diseases, and is for sexual dysfunction. It is also said to relieve the pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Blue: Alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, focus on your path. An empathetic stone. Gives out its warm glow quite readily. Topaz Blue: Tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid gland, enhances metabolism. Emotional balance. Cooling, soothing, peace, tranquility. Creativity, self-expression. Enhances psychic perception, communication with Higher Self/Spirit Guides

Tourmaline: A powerful, electromagnetic, striated gem. Strengthens body and spirit and meridians, transmutes lower frequency thought/energy to a higher frequency of light and brings light/spirit into the physical. Radiates light protection for wearer. Clears higher frequency, effectiveness. Especially for nervous system; blood/lymph toxins. It is recommended as a "balancing" stone, because it contains opposite colors (green/red). Black Tourmaline: Does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is suggested to carry this stone when you feel surrounded by negativity. A valuable stone for crises and for periods of extreme stress. Helps you defend against debilitating diseases. Strongly suggested for persons with weakened immune systems. Sometimes found embedded in Clear Quartz. Black Tourmaline aids in making changes and transformations. It grounds and deflects negativity and is uses as a protection stone. It transforms internal negativity, changes and then releases it. Black Tourmaline protects one from negativity from outside influences. Rubbing a black tourmaline crystal with a wool cloth or heating it raises static electricity and causes a positive charge on one end, a negative charge on the other. Use this crystal to draw out negativity and disease; simply hold a black tourmaline over the blocked area and rotate the crystal counter clock wise to open the blocks. This crystal is also used as a grounding stone, good for those who cannot just 'be'. Cat's Eye Tourmaline: a lesser healer because of its inclusions. Suggested that derived benefits take place over a long period of time. Use this stone only if you are very drawn to it. Clear Tourmaline: Has many of the qualities of the other Tourmalines but in a more low-key manner. Beneficial for the immune system and for detoxification of the entire body. Suggested for the eyes and for nervous disorders such as epilepsy. Brown Tourmaline: (Dravite) is said to bring a realization of the "inner being". It protects one from the effects of bad karma, and is very gentle for use in grounding. Dravite balances, cleanses, and brings a warm sense of Earth and peace to the Higher Self. It also is used to treat intestinal tract disorders. Opalized Tourmaline: Almost the reverse of Cat's Eye Tourmaline. The inclusion, resulting from water, heightens the effects of the stone. The additional refraction of light helps intensify the healing energy, accelerating its benefits. Forcefield, Protection Stone. Powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, especially for sensitive people. Grounds spiritual/light energy for centeredness amid chaos. Neutralizes fears, resentment, neurosis, obsessions, intestinal or spine energy blocks, toxins, constipation. Place at feet, knees, or base of spine for groundedness during/after healing. Radiation protection. Blue Tourmaline (Indocolite): Same basic qualities as Green, Red, or Watermelon Tourmaline. Especially benefits the upper torso, the pulmonary system, and the immune system. Some believe it has a religious nature and that its purpose is to teach spiritual oneness. Green Tourmaline: A healing stone that some gem healers consider the strongest of all green stones. Helps achieve balance in all areas. Extremely beneficial for the nervous system, brain, and immune system. Stimulates creativity and communication. Helps you recognize and avoid negative energies before they become damaging. Recommended for people who wish to better understand their own spirituality. Business, Success. Taking heart, will to live, life-force, prosperity, compassion. Energizes Central Nervous System (for neuralgia, migraine, burns, etc.) Opens/heals physical and emotional. Lungs, asthma. Cleanses meridians and blocks, stimulates new growth, rejuvenates heart, lymph, immune system. Thymus and entire body health. Green Tourmaline stone clears the emotional body of past life as well as this life traumas and negative emotional patterns, it is protective in the sense that it offers safety and trust while detoxifying. Pink:Emotional and spiritual love, healing loss, emotional pain, fear, self-gentleness (especially with severe illness like cancer, emphysema). Best in combination with counseling. Most powerful together with Kunzite or Rhodocrosite. Self-love, compassion, release of old hurt. Trust. See Rubellite. Red (Rubellite): Strengthens, rejuvenates, warms. Unites heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, steadiness. High Lithium content (thus pink/red color) brings emotional balance, lovingness, devotion in a down-to-earth way. Balances body's electrochemistry. Helps detach from personal pain. Releases reproductive blocks; stimulates fertility. Used to strengthen and detox blood and immune system and to ease radiation effects. Red Tourmaline Clears the emotional body of past-life and this-life traumas and negative emotional patterns. This stone is deep and fast acting and can cause intense healing. This crystal may bring up issues that you are not ready to deal with, use your intuition when working with this beautiful crystal. Watermelon:(Red/pink and green) Draws Love. Excels for immune system and life-threatening illnesses. Balances metabolism, endocrine system; harmonizing. Empowers other tourmalines. It cleanses the old while building the new. The green ray heals the emotional wounds the heart has stored while the pink/red inspires the love to flow within and without. It helps build a sense of humor for those who take life too seriously. Balances the projective and receptive (masculine and feminine) energies within the body.

Turquoise: Lt blue/blue-green. A good general healer for all illnesses and excellent conductor (high copper). Speech enhancer, Friendship, Communication, Healing. This gentle, cool, soothing stone is a Native American classic. It helps open communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding, upliftment; Opens the for giving/receiving. Symbolizes our source (spirit/sky) and spiritual love for healing, help. On brow: Psychic connection to great spirit. Strengthens and aligns all meridians and energy fields. Like amethyst, it protects and detoxes from alcohol, poison, pollution, x-ray/sun radiation. Ancient absorber of "negativity"; protection from "evil eye." Brings wisdom. Helps anorexia, headache, fear, etc. Throat, lungs, asthma, infections, teeth, TMJ, hearing, high blood pressure, creativity block, depression. Dull, paler, weaker. Works well with Chrysocolla, best with Silver. Used for healing on every continent! Androgynous, balances yin/yang. Fades in sunlight, sweat, oil, dishwater...Avoid bleach/chlorine! Recommended for healers, those involved in negotiations, optometrists, veterinarians, and those who must rely on communications skills to get complex ideas across. In addition it has been recommended for healing stomach disorders and for the eyes.Tones, strengthens entire body , aids tissue regeneration, circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, and loyalty. Turquoise negativity, psychic attack, disease serpents, poison, violence, fear set in ring accidents, any and all dangers or pendant traveling, riding, strong healing

Ulexite: "TV Stone" White/Translucent. Insight into self and others; seeing solutions to difficulties. Somewhat 3rd eye opening. Some find it helpful for amplifying dreams, imagination, imagery, fantasy states for creativity (not recommended if addictive or escapism tendency). May fall apart if soaked in water.

Unakite: We often think of the emotions as originating and residing in the heart, and Unakite can soothe Heart issue, but another place where they live, often imprisoned, is in the solar plexus. Unakite can be very helpful in the steady release of feelings long held in. An opaque coral and olive-green stone (two colors associated with the solar plexus), it consists of three minerals: feldspar, epidote, and quartz. When one is supported by deepened self-esteem and self-awareness, it is easier to allow old feelings to arise so that they may be released. Unakite lends another element to self-awareness. In working with this stone people have noticed that they were able to go deeper than the physical symptoms of an illness and understanding the mental and emotional sources for it. It is also believed to help release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth. The pink is more grounding than rose quartz. Unikite has a leveling effect and helps to balance the emotional aspects of the body. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.

Uraninite: Uraninite is an initiating substance that promotes ecology and conscious integration of the heart and mind. The radioactive properties inherent in the stone strongly influence mental activity toward humanitarian pursuits

Vanadinite: color, reddish-brown. This is used to promote order into ones life. Use it to help define your goals. Can also be used in the treatment of exhaustion.

Variscite: Solid cool, pale green. eases depression, fear, worry, anxiety, impatience, stress of a hectic/pressured day by bringing calm and stillness to even the most busy/talkative mind, thus a good meditation stone. Works on astral and etheric level for healing through the nervous system and at DNA level. Centers the Solar Plexus and Heart; also slightly helpful for intuition center. Skin and blood vessel elasticity, impotence/male reproductive healing. Benefits the eyes, and those who wish to investigate past-life experiences. Healers can use this stone to fully understand the energies of those they are working with. Augments moral courage, virtue, self reliance and success. It also considered emotionally calming and soothing.

Veatchite: Helps us develop a sense of humor, lightness and fun. Also encourages communication with nature.

Vesuvianite: color-olive green, brownish yellow. Associated with passion, enthusiasm, warmth and devotion.

Violane: color, violet. Helps us develop a feeling of gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation. Teaches us to count our blessings.

Vivianite: This stone may be useful for treating severe depression and as a preventative medicine when the body is threatened by illness as a result of long-term, negative mental-emotional states of consciousness.

Worry/Stress Stones: This is not one particular kind of stone, but usually any crystal that is sliced into a thin piece and often have a groove carved into the stone for the thumb. Worry stones are great to use in a stressful situation. You simply rub the flat stone with thumb and forefinger. It is said that the stone will absorb the stress from your body the more you gently rub the stone. Stones that are easily cut, such as agate, onyx, and quartz, make great Worry stones.

Willemite: color-yellow, reddish-brown, greenish. Associated with caring and tenderness. Helps us to be kind and empathic to all beings.

Witherite: color-clear, yellow, white. Helps us to be modest without being too humble.

Wulfenite: Translucent yellow to red, mostly orange crystal. Invigorates and harmonizes emotions, passion, appetite. Warms and grounds. Helps us get in touch with feelings. Used for healing and warming reproductive (especially women's). Spleen and digestion/nutrition assimilation. Cleanses and uplifts emotions, muddiness, stuckness or imbalance in spleen. Encourages us to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Fosters creativity and devotion.

Zebra Stone: With black stipes to match it's name sake animal, Zebra stone is one of the best stones for pain management.

Zeolites: Zeolites are a popular group of minerals for collectors and an important group of minerals for industrial and healing purposes. They combine rarity, beauty, complexity and unique crystal habits. Typically forming in the cavities, or vesicles, of volcanic rocks "basalt", zeolites are the result of very low grade metamorphism. An example of the most common zeolites include: Prehnite, apophyllite, gyrolite, okenite, natrolite. Heulandite, Chabazite. Mesolite, and Stilbite.

Zincite: The red color of Zincite is said to be very stimulating and passionate; it increases life force energy as well as sexual energy, this allows us to experience the feelings of joy, passion and of being in a committed relationship. Use Zincite to transcend these passionate feelings into the physical body. Use the orange Zincite crystal when you need to add creativity into your life. This can be any type of creativity, from writing a book to starting a family. The yellow variety of Zincite can be used to transmute feelings of inadequacy to feelings of fearlessness, feeds our will power and gives us courage to face everyday fears. Use Malachite along with Zincite to draw out negativity, the Zincite will work to transmute that energy. Zincite occurs in red, deep orange, yellow, blue and black. Some pieces show more than one color.

Zircon: Clear, colorless, natural form: Works with brain function and transpersonal point and pituitary and pineal, for Universal Truth, intuition, durability, steadiness, integrity and connection with "All That Is." Eases depression, insomnia. Also historical poison detoxifier. Pink: Man-made (cubic Zirconia or "CZ") is not nearly as strong/effective as natural. "Pink Ice" is pink CZ. Zircon: Strengthens the mind. Aids bowel problems. Balances pituitary and pineal glands. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance, self-esteem. Aids sleep. Similar properties as diamond and quartz crystal. All around healer. Red: injury, physical, healing, pain. Use it carried or worn. Orange: fear, jealousy, traveling, theft. Use it worn-better in gold. Yellow: depression, use it carried.

Zoisite: Green with red streaks of ruby. For trust in the universe, releasing fears. Strengthens heart, energy/adrenals and reproductive systems. General health