Crystal & Stones - Meanings, Descriptions and Healing Properties
AMETHYST – Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra and has strong healing and cleansing powers. It is useful in opening multidimensional awareness and enhances metaphysical abilities. Harmonizing the physical, mental and emotional bodies and linking them to the spiritual, it purifies the aura. It is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. It has strong healing and cleansing powers.
SODALITE – Sodalite is associated with the Third Eye Chakra, as it is a great stone for cultivating your intuitive abilities. It is also very helpful for those who seem to be encountering a lot of difficulties in their life, as it can bring unhealthy ingrained patterns to the surface so that they may be released, and can also promote deep self-examination to reveal underlying causes to problems. Make sure to keep the stone nearby while working through issues and even meditate with it. Working with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, Sodalite is thought to combine these energies in such a way as to allow the fusion of logic with intuitive knowledge.
IMPERIAL JASPER - Imperial Jasper is associated with the Throat Chakra and is believed to personify our journey towards God. The forgetting of what we have been before and the revealing of who we are as spiritual beings, the suffering of tribulation in this present world and the end of suffering by living from a soul state. This rare form of Jasper allows us to understand that we are a part of God and everything and that we never have to be afraid. Imperial Jasper provides protection to reduce fears and insecurities.
MALACHITE – Malachite is associated with the Heart Chakra, as it can help the carrier to stop and think before acting on emotions, creating a balance between the heart and the head. It is believed to protect the carrier from any negativity sent their way. Due to the high copper content, this stone is useful for relieving pain due to arthritis. Malachite amplifies energies of all kinds, both positive and negative. It helps the carrier acknowledge the negative energy in their life and release it, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings. Highly protective, Malachite absorbs pollution and shields against radioactivity.
YELLOW CALCITE – Yellow Calcite is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, self-confidence and hope. It is said to be effective at clearing out old energy patterns and increasing personal motivation and drive. Yellow Calcite specifically is a clearer of accumulated self-doubt, giving you the opportunity for a clean emotional slate. It is also known as a mind stone as it heightens mental discernment and analysis, increases memory and the ability to learn quickly and efficiently.
TIGER’S EYE – Tiger’s Eye is an excellent healing crystal for the Sacral Chakra. It will energize the carrier, rev up the sex drive, balance one emotionally, physically and spiritually, and help one feel more flexible. Tiger’s Eye is also a wonderful gemstone for the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras. It is helpful in manifesting ideas into reality and giving courage in times of change. A stone of protection, Tiger’s Eye may also bring good luck to the carrier. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting one to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, as well as dispelling fear and anxiety.
RED CARNELIAN – Red Carnelian is a powerful balancing crystal for the Root Chakra. The stone of creativity, motivation, endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelian calms feelings of anger and grounds the carrier in reality, while keeping them aware of the unconditional love permeating the Universe. If you're feeling demotivated, Carnelian crystals can boost willpower, self-confidence, and give you the courage to make positive life choices. It aids meditation by helping with concentration and keeping out interrupting thoughts. It is also useful in decision making, by keeping the carrier focused on the present and not on past experiences.
OBSIDIAN – Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within our aura and is a strong psychic protection stone. It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield the carrier against negativity. It is an excellent crystal to use when one has been doing spiritual or healing work, as it has a strong action to ground one to Mother Earth/Gaia. It is excellent for assisting the carrier to release disharmony that has build up in one’s day to day life and during work on one’s self, including resentment of others, fear and anger.
HOWLITE – Believed to eliminate rage and calm violent, uncontrolled anger. Physically, Howlite is believed to be good for teeth and bones. Many find it very calming, and it is sometimes recommended as an aid for sleep. It has an “inner-outer” quality that encourages communication on many levels, including higher communication, in which case it allows us to see the other person’s point of view and approach discussion with a calm, clear head, often showing a way in which to meet both party’s needs.
LAVA STONE – Lava Stones are known to bring emotional tranquility, relaxation and a sense of calmness. They introduce grounding qualities into one’s life, which helps calm erratic emotions. It is a powerful energy, but a calming one. Lava stones also promote feelings of stability, strength and courage, while reducing the need to act out of anger or negativity. Lava Stones are great for aromatherapy, as they are porous, and therefore, make a great carrier for essential oils. Lava Stone comes in many different colors, including black, white, and brown, to name a few.
ROSE QUARTZ – Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love, inner healing and self-love. It is the most important crystal for the heart and Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love. If you want to attract love, look no further than romantic Rose Quartz. Placed by your bed or the relationship corner of the home, it will draw love and relationships towards you. In existing relationships, it will restore trust and harmony and encourage unconditional love. Rose Quartz gently draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vibes.
HEMATITE - Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite works to pull any stray negative energy in the aura to the Root Chakra where it neutralizes its harmful effects by balancing and aligning all seven chakras. This explains why Hematite is one of the best root chakra stones. Shimmery Hematite reminds us of the stars, a force as powerful as sunlight yet soft and subdued.