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Dictionary of Stones

 

AGATES "Stone of Harmony"
A good protective energy stone, especially for children, and very calming and soothing. It is reported to give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence. Also, enhances healing, creativity and stimulates the intellect. Agate is considered a stone that brings good luck.
 
AMAZONITE
A stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It is said to enhance intuition,  creativity and intellect. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, said to be beneficial to communication. Amazonite is also said to assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life.
 
AMBER
A stone with a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time.  Promotes clarity of thought and wisdom.  It is considered a good luck charm for marriage. Amber is excellent in crystal healing for inner child work and past life work. Amber is associated with the solar plexus chakra and sometimes the sacral chakra.
 
AMETHYST
A natural stress reliever that encourages inner strength and brings wealth and a strong business sense to its wearer. It is a crystal of spiritual growth and protection. It brings clarity of the mind to their owner and helps you to become more in tune with your feelings so that you get to know yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst crystals repel negative energy and attract positive energy, making them a wonderful protection stone for the home. They have one of the strongest powers to rid your home of any negative influence.
 
AVENTURINE
One of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. It comforts, harmonizes and protects the heart, helping also to attract luck in love. Aventurine is a manifestation stone that can help you bring your dreams into reality.
 
AZURITE
Often referred to as the “Stone of the Heavens,” as it aids in the pursuit of the heavenly self. It is believed to awaken psychic abilities, helping you to recognize intuition and spiritual guidance. It calms and relieves mental stress, helping you to clear your mind and dissolve any blocked energy. Native Americans valued it as a sacred stone for communication with Indian Spirit Guides. The Mayans are also said to have used it for sacred and mystical communication.
 
BLOODSTONE
Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding. It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It is said to be a stone of courage, bringing mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing blockages. It is said to be particularly good for helping emotional traumas and grief. It also enhances the intellect.  It is associated with the base, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras. Bloodstone is said by intuitive sources to be helpful in treating anemia and other diseases of the blood, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, physical strength issues, physical traumas, and post-surgical issues.
 
BLUE CHALCEDONY
Is a stone with a gentle energy that feels kind of dreamy. It fosters balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a stone of calm and peace that reduces or negates hostility, anger, and irritation.  Blue chalcedony is excellent for the psychic work and skills of clairvoyance, intuition, and energy healing. It also helps reduce or eliminate bad dreams by getting rid of the influences that cause them. Physically, blue chalcedony has been used for the eyes, open sores rapid healing, Alzheimer, lactation, blood, circulation, bones, spleen, and gall bladder.
 
BLUE LACE AGATE
A gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. Eases the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. As with all agates, it is said to be a protective stone. Physically, in crystal healing, it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones.
 
BOTSWANA AGATE - "Change Stone" 
Helps one handle change in a positive way.  increases creativity, as well as increasing the power of one's intuition.  It is also a stone of sensuality. In crystal healing it is said to be beneficial to the nervous system and can help rid the body of toxins, as well as help in the healing of broken bones.
 
CARNELIAN
A powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. It increases personal power and physical energy, bringing you courage, compassion and a boost in creativity. Wearing or carrying Carnelian enhances vitality and will, providing you with the confidence needed to approach new projects and dreams. It is a wonderful stone to wear on a job interview, as it brings good luck and opportunity, awakening your hidden talents within. In ancient times, Egyptians buries their loved ones with Carnelian as it was thought to protect their loved ones in their journey to the afterlife and calm their fears about rebirth.
 
CHRYSOCOLLA
A very peaceful stone that soothes and calms us in times of stress. It connects with the Throat Chakra, helping you to create a conscious flow of words to express yourself. It gently draws off negative energies of all kinds, especially in times of transition, such as breakups or job loss. It is a wonderful stone to wear on a daily basis as a support stone or to help calm your emotions. Chrysocolla helps to face challenges and changes with ease, inspiring inner balance and self-awareness. It also increases your capacity to love.
 
CHRYSOPRASE
Opens and activates the Heart Chakra, allowing for a strong flow of energy to the heart. By sending divine energies into this chakra, it infuses you with universal love and helps you love from the heart. Chrysoprase is a stone of grace and compassion that promotes optimism, joy and contentment. It encourages acceptance of yourself by banishing feelings of superiority or inferiority from within.
 
CITRINE  "Success Stone"  or "Stone of Prosperity"
Is a stone that attracts wealth & success and brings happiness & generosity.  Citrine is also a good general protection stone according to crystal healing lore. . It brings clarity to those who wear it and helps to manifest anything you want to bring into your life. It activates your imagination, bringing more creative visions to a clearer mind and a more positive outlook in life. It is said to aid digestion and eliminate nightmares.
 
CLEAR QUARTZ
A stone of manifestation that energizes and activates the energy centers within the body. It helps the wearer to think clearly, allowing them to focus and become clear about their dreams and desires. Assisting with spiritual development, Clear Quartz assists in removing blockages in the body so that energy can flow smoothly.
 
CORAL
Is a stone of organic origin. Coral can be used to reconnect with nature and its variety of wonders. Coral also attracts love and prosperity, particularly red coral, which is a stone of passion. Creativity and optimism are also qualities that coral brings out. Emotionally, coral brings inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose. Physically coral is used for general healing, blood and circulatory system issues, kidney, bladder, epilepsy, bone and bone marrow, eye problems, and the respiratory system.

DIAMOND
Is a stone that bonds relationships and enhances love. It brings longevity, particularly to relationships, balance, clarity and abundance. It can amplify one's thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. It gives one who wears or carries it courage and hope.
 
DUMORTIERITE (Blue Quartz) 
Enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. This enhancement is believed to be due to the effect it can have of balancing the throat chakra and enhancing communication between lower chakras/physical energy and the higher chakras/mental/spiritual energy. It highly reduces difficulties of scattered mind and disorganization.
 
EMERALD
Is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.
 
FIRE AGATE
A stone of courage, protection, and strength.
 
FLORITE
Promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, truth, protection, and brings peace. Protects against computer & electromagnetic stress.
 
FOSSIL
Can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas. Traditionally, fossils have been used to aid in curing diseases and ailments of the skeletal system, bones, hands, and feet.
 
GARNET
Is a stone of romantic love and passion. Energizing and revitalizes, balancing energy, bringing serenity.  Lore says that garnet can heal the blood, heart and lungs. Garnet is associated primarily with the root chakra.

GLASS
Is an ancient material, one of the most ancient known and used by man.  Many consider glass to have no metaphysical properties, but others, realize that glass has energy like all else in the Universe, and thus has its own set of properties. Glass is a melding of the traditional four elements, because through fire and air the silica earth element is made molten and transmuted into a liquid only to return to its earthly state as a solid.  Metaphysically, glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication. The colors of the glass bring the vibrations of those specific color energies.

GOLD
Gold is considered by many cultures to be the master healer, stabilizer, harmonizer, balancer and grounder. It is an excellent mineral for purification of your physical body. It is a symbol of wealth, prosperity, love, generosity, power, illumination and sacredness. Gold balances your heart Chakra and amplifies thought forms. Use it to open and to activate your third-eye and crown chakras. Gold can clear negativity from your Chakras and the energy fields of your physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual bodies, while transferring the vitality of any mineral to the affected area. Gold produces an energy which is both cooperative and receptive, allowing for extensive use with other gemstones – it attracts and maintains those qualities which are inherent within the stones.
 
GOLDSTONE
Has been called the stone of ambition and drive, and as such is said to help attain one's goals.
 
HEMATITE  "Stone for the Mind"
Brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original thinking. Physically it has been used to keep the body cool, to decrease blood disorders, nervous problems and insomnia, as well as align the spine and mend broken bones.
 
HOWLITE
Decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness. It increases subtlety and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity.
 
IOLITE "Water Sapphire"
Called the water sapphire although it is not a type of sapphire at all. It is, however, one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities.  Iolite is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It is also said to help build relationships of all kinds. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety. Iolite is also said to help build relationships. In the physical realm, iolite is used to help heal sore throat, varicose veins, and blisters.
 
JADE
Is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues. So, of course, it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork.
 
JASPER   "Supreme Nurturer"
Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one's ability to relax and brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness & healing. It is sometimes called the nurturing stone for its nurturing and protective energies. In the physical realm, jasper is used for the liver, gallbladder, soothing the stomach, and balancing yin/yang energies. Jasper is a variety of quartz, so it also has the metaphysical and healing lore energies of quartz.
 
JASPER, BLACK (aka Blackstone)
Black Jasper is a stone with a highly protective energy. It also has very healing energy. Black Jasper is said to bring good luck to the bearer in a fight, whether it be a mental, political, legal, or other type of fight. Physically, black jasper is said to be helpful for relieving pain, stomach ailments, foot problems, and hip dysphasia. Black jasper is related to the root chakra. In addition to the general properties of all jaspers a very soothing stone. It has a subtle and deep energy that seem to nurture one on a soul level. Used for healing of traumas or other deep emotional wounds.
 
JASPER, KAMBABA
Kambaba Jasper is an exotic looking jasper from Africa. It is said to soothe the nerves and state of mind. As with other jaspers, it is good for grounding and protection. It is purported to be beneficial for plant growth and health, particularly in arid environments where the soil is poor. Crystal healing lore says that Kambaba Jasper helps dietary stabilization, assimilation of vitamins and minerals, and cleansing the body of toxins.
 
JASPER, LEOPARD SKIN  - "Leopard Stone"
Leopard skin jasper is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one's animal totems or "power" animals.  Helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.
 
JASPER, OCEAN
Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one's self as well as others. Being a type of jasper, ocean jasper is a very protective stone. Physically, ocean jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra.
 
JASPER, PICASSO -"Picasso Stone"
Picasso Marble is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.
 
JASPER, PICTURE
Picture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits.

JASPER, RED - "Stone of Fairness"
Red jasper is said to decreases unjustness and helps in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion. Used in mystical dreamwork, it can enhance dream recall.
 
JASPER, YELLOW
Protects during spiritual work and physical travel. Channels positive energy, energizes the endocrine system. It is associated with the solar plexus (belly) chakra.
 
JET
Draws out negative energy and unreasonable fears.  Stabilizes finances.
 
KUNZITE
Is said to help one to understand and interact better with others, to help heal "broken hearts", to relieve stress and anger, and to bring love, peace and harmony.
 
LABRADORITE - "Stone of Transformation" (also called Spectrolite)
It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are reduced by labradorite. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination. Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and brow chakras.
 
LAPIS -"Stone of Protection & Enlightenment" (Lapis Lazuli)
Lapis brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, creativity, virility and manifestation. It strengthens the mind and body as well as increasing awareness and spiritual connection/evolution. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind. Lapis also helps build self-confidence. Lapis bring spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. Lapis is also said to help one overcome shyness. It is associated with the throat and brow chakras and can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic. Lapis is also a stone that protects from both physical and psychic attacks. Lapis is also helpful for sinus ailments, headaches, nervous system, speech problems, pituitary gland and pain relief.

LARIMAR (Blue Pectolite)
Larimar, blue pectolite, found only in the Dominican Republic, is a stone of "answers from the sea of consciousness."  Larimar has excellent energy for working with sea creatures of all kinds. It is particularly good for communication with dolphins. It has some ability to enhance communication in general, with other animals, as well as people. It can be used for dimensional and cellular work, and stimulates the heart and higher chakras. gives a sense of serenity, love and peace. Larimar is good for calming excess energies and it balances energies.It is also used in crystal healing for healing maladies of the throat and upper respiratory system, schizophrenia. In addition, it can help one maintain one's personal energy and independence in a calm, collected fashion. Larimar is associated with the throat chakra and the Water element.

LEPIDOLITE - "Stone of Transition"
Is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It has a strong relaxing and calming effect. It brings hope and is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism. Emotionally, lepidolite is an excellent healer. It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, despondency, PTSD, anger, and other traumas, panic attacks, and addictions.

LODESTONE   Magnetite
It is used to lessen or dispel grief, fear, anger, confusion, and attachment. It helps relieve burdens and increase energy and endurance. It is said to have been used to make soldiers invulnerable. Lodestone has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts power, as well as good fortune, and love. It also guards against infidelity. Lodestone is related to the astrological signs of Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Virgo. It is said to strengthen the circulatory system, help with healing blood and bleeding problems, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, relieve agitation and depression.

MALACHITE
It helps balance pure love, romance, and one's own well-being. Malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity/abundance, too. Malachite is also a very protective stone, 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. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability and balance in general. It can decrease one's tendency to radiation illness, asthma, arthritis, and tumors.
 
MOONSTONE - "Stone of New Beginnings"
Connected to the moon & intuition, a very feminine stone. It can help calm responses and avoid overreaction; enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is also associated with love of all kinds. Physically it aids the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems.
 
MOONSTONE, RAINBOW
Rainbow moonstone has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is a stone that brings balance and harmony. The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies. It has been said to have the power to grant wishes.
 
MOSS AGATE - "Stone of Prosperity"
Is said to bring general abundance, success, and prosperity. A protective stone, as are all agates. It is said to reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviors. Moss agate is associated with the heart chakra, which indicates stone of compatibility and friendship. It is also believed in crystal healing to help improve circulation, enhance healing of all types, overcome digestive or intestinal disorders.
 
MOTHER OF PEARL (MOP)
It is said to attract prosperity.  It is purported to protect from negative influence, and transmute negative energy. It is said to be highly protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. A traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. Crystal healing and folklore say that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.

MULTI-STONE
May include any or all of the following: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Jasper, Quartz, Aventurine, Goldstone, Carnelian, Amethyst, Agate, Pearl, Jade, Peridot, Tiger's Eye, Citrine or Onyx. Promotes Happiness & Well-being.

OBSIDIAN, BLACK 
Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections.
 
OBSIDIAN, SNOWFLAKE
Snowflake obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface. It is a stone of serenity, purity, balance, and can shield against negativity. It is associated with the root chakra and is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin. Snowflake obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm.

ONYX
Strength giving, beneficial in difficult or confusing periods. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Black onyx and red onyx are associated with the base (root, first) chakra. White onyx is associated with linking the base and crown chakras to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system.
 
OPAL
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination, originality and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory, fosters love & passion.  Physically, opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson's disease.

PEARL
They are calming and centering. They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity. They help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.

PERIDOT
It is a stone of compassion. It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing. It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage. Peridot can lessen stress in relationships, anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems. It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities.
 
PYRITE
Is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold.
 
QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Colorless, aka Clear Quartz)
One of the most powerful healing stones. Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone.
 
QUARTZ, HEMATOID
Combination of quartz with hematite. As a natural combination, the Hematoid Quartz, combines the high energy of Quartz with the stabilizing energy of Hematite. It also adds its own synergy to the mix. The synergistic mix also has energy of accelerating healing and pain relief, maintaining emotional balance during times of stress, and clear thinking.

QUARTZ, ROSE
Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives rose quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Rose quartz assists in being receptive to the beauty and love in everything, also receptivity to colours, sounds, art, music and poetry. It enlivens the imagination to enable it to create beautiful forms. Opens the eyes to physical beauty, assists to love the self, have compassion, forgiveness and acceptance. Brings self-confidence, self worth and creativity. Rose quartz is soothing, calming and reduces stress and tension. It helps to clear anger, resentment, guilt, fear and jealousy.
 
SELENITE
Selenite is the ideal crystal for all types of energy clearing. It has the ability to clear, protect and shield your energy body as well as clearing the energy of your other crystals and home. It quickly unblocks any stagnant or negative energy to create a smooth flow of positive energy. Selenite crystals magnify the energy of any other gemstone that is placed upon it, making it perfect for reactivating and recharging your jewelry and other healing crystals. It has also been recently used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction.
 
SERPENTINE
Serpentine helps to bring hormones back into balance. It helps to clear out and release the dense areas of the chakras so that healing can occur. It helps you to take responsibility for your life and know your life is what you create it to be. Serpentine serves as a gentle reminder that you can always reach for the stars and obtain your goals. It can also be used to attract and manifest anything you want in life—abundance on all levels, prosperity, love, healing…anything you want!
 
SMOKY QUARTZ
Smoky Quartz helps to ground and connect you to the Earth, allowing you to keep your feet on the ground and remain balanced. It emits a high level of energy that absorbs and transmutes negative energy. Smoky Quartz assists in removing mental and emotional blockages, relieving pain and dispersing negative energy from the body. It is worn for emotional support and helps to dissolve anger and resentment as well.
 
SODALITE
Sodalite encourages being true to yourself and standing up for your beliefs. It is a stone of self-expression and confidence, helping you to deal with issues of self-worth, self-acceptance and self-esteem. Sodalite promotes intuition and a trust in your own judgment. It is a stone of awakening that stimulates the Third Eye and deepens the meditation.
 
SUNSTONE
Sunstone is known for its powerful connection to the light and the power of the sun. It brings light to all situations and is said to give you the power to “shine,” promoting a sunny and positive attitude. Sunstone has a bright and joyful energy that increases vitality and lightens dark moods. It helps to empower those who feel abandoned by others, encouraging motivation and positive action.

TIGER’S EYE
Tiger’s Eye helps to rebalance the body on all levels, encouraging optimism and trust in the future. It brings brightness and light into all situations and shines insight onto all problems. Tiger’s Eye brings good luck, abundance and prosperity to its wearer. In many ancient civilizations, it was used as a talisman against bad luck and curses. Tiger’s Eye is a must have in any home for healing.
 
TURQUOISE
Turquoise is known as the “master Healer,” and is said to be the bridge between Heaven, Sky and the Earth. Many Native American cultures believe that Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe and is considered very sacred in Chinese cultures as well. It is a throat Chakra stone, as it helps to foster honest and open communication from the heart. It works to protect and align the chakras, strengthening the overall body in the process.