Healing Properties of Crystals
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The therapeutic properties of the gemstones listed here are for rounded, highest quality gemstones. Non-rounded stones may have different effects. All of the links below will take you to a merchant for the gemstones, or you can look at my ebay store.
- Amazonite: Improves self worth. I find that I have more confidence when I wear this stone.
- Amber: Lift heaviness. Amber is great at lifting the heaviness of burdens -- allowing happiness to come through.
- Amethyst: Spiritual Upliftment. This is also the present carrier of the purple color ray. I wear a short necklace of this when I need to communicate effectively. I place this on my stomach/liver when I have stomach problems.
- Apatite: Communication. I wear this stone when there has been a misunderstanding. It is also helpful for fighting viruses.
- Aquamarine: Remind one of the ocean of love and mercy. It can help one understand difficult situations from a love-filled viewpoint. I either wear an aquamarine stone or gaze into an aquamarine crystal. I recommend aquamarine or rose quartz for those who are experiencing a lot of grief.
- Aventurine: Circulation. I get very happy when I wear this stone. I also use this to help clear my congestion.
- Green Aventurine: Physical healing. I either place this around my neck or on the area where healing is needed. This is the stone I would choose for overall healing support. For major illnesses, I would use emerald and/or frosted quartz as well. Transparent Aventurine is extremely powerful - however, it needs washing daily (dry flat). Immature transparent aventurine will fade.
- Cape Amethyst: Inner alignment. This seems to balance the inner bodies (emotional, spiritual, etc.) as well as provide more energy. I use a very small sphere (4-6mm) on acupressure points for 1-5 minutes to clear energy blockages. For larger spheres (8mm), use less than a minute. Also good for arthritis - wrap strands of cape amethyst around aching joint.
- Carnelian: Balance creativity and mental processes. When my husband was wheezing from allergies, I placed this on him. He stopped wheezing within 30 seconds. When I removed it, he started wheezing again. This worked best with natural carnelian (bright orange). However, clear man-made carnelian worked on him as well. Wash carnelian under water after wearing it. Carnelian is the carrier of the orange ray.
- Chrysoprase: Spiritual protection. Thi stone allows me to work through issues without outside influences. Great when starting in management or working with large groups of people.
- Citrine: Upliftment. I wear this to help align my spine. I either place a strand along my spine or wear it around my neck. Citrine encourages the yellow ray to support the body. This stone also helps one process energy work.
- Coral: Emotional Foundation. Coral protects and strengthens one's emotional foundation.
- Diamond: Increase personal clarity. I find this aligns me with my higher purpose as well as offers many healing properties. I have had profound results with diamond therapy. (Some diamond therapists are listed under gemstone therapists.)
- Emerald: Physical and emotional healing. This is the strongest physical healing gemstone that I know. I use it by placing it on the area which needs healing or wearing it around my neck. Emerald is the carrier of the green ray.
- Green Fluorite: Hormone Balance. This stone has been helpful with hormonal changes such as PMS and menopause.
- Purple Rainbow Fluorite: Change. Helps one get out of ruts.
- Jade: Relaxation. Jade works wonders for my husband when placed on a sore shoulder or back. I have used it to reduce tension in my life. I find that I am calmer when I wear jade.
- Kunzite: Emotional Support. I use this stone to help my mind and my emotions be in sync.
- Lapis: Understand the mind. Expanding your viewpoint. It is good for connecting the heart and the mind when worn over the heart.
- Leopardskin Jasper: Bring what one needs. Note that it doesn't necessarily bring in what you want. However, it is a wonderfully supporting stone.
- Mahogany Obsidian: Decision making. It has been helpful in healing my gums as well.
- Malachite: Bring harmony into one's life. I have done many meditations with malachite to gather knowledge on gemstones and on myself.
- Moldavite: Grounding stone. Really puts one in their body. This is extremely strong -- you may wish to try black onyx for grounding first. It is rumored that it helps you talk to other sentient beings (humans and whales and dolphins). I haven't tried this.
- Grey Moonstone: Helps one accept other stone's powers by cleansing blocks. This can be hard to wear.
- Orange Moonstone: Helps one accept other stone's help by comforting you. This is less powerful than white - but helpful when one really needs a certain stone.
- White Moonstone: Helps one accept other stone's help through highlighting the others effects. I like this moonstone the most. When worn by itself is balances yin/yang.
- Moss Agate: Get in touch with nature. Plant knowledge.
- Mother of Pearl: Protection; Know mother's love. This stone is a great protective stone.
- Black Obsidian: Grounding stone. I gaze into it for a very short time (1-5 minutes) each day for 3 days when I need insight into a problem. I use black obsidian when I have been unable to understand what aquamarine has been trying to show me. This is a very strong stone. I use it sparingly.
- Black Onyx: Helps one to change bad habits. This is great when used in a necklace. I have found it helps people notice their chakras when placed on each chakra. (This can be done one chakra at a time.) It is a great grounding stone.
- Mexican Onyx: Helps one sleep better. For more details, see my Sleeping Better therapies.
- Black Opal: See self as Soul. I find this stone is great for helping one see the possibilities of how one can be all they can be. This stone seems to strengthen bones too.
- Opal: See possibilities; discover a broader view. I use opal to see all the possibilities in a situation. I find it very freeing when I feel blocked in a situation. Some people find this stone very hard to wear. I find it wonderful. A little opal can go a long way.
- Fresh Water Pearl: Enable one to accept love. See the good parts of oneself so you can love yourself and others more.
- Peridot: Brings the energies from in the aura to the physical body. This is useful after energy work -- however, one needs to be certain that they are bringing in the new energy -- not the stuff they are trying to purge. Use with caution. If you muscle test (or use a pendulum), test for it.
- Poppy Jasper: Gain a positive outlook. I find that I am very happy when I wear this stone.
- Frosted Quartz: Balance. I often place this over the chakras or wear it around my neck. It is wonderfully soothing.
- Rose Quartz: Emotional balance. Very good for expressing and soothing emotions.
- Rhodonite: Emotional support. Helps one take the next step emotionally.
- Rhodocrisite: Change. Gives one confidence while making desired changes. Very supportive. One can make large changes very quickly with this stone.
- Ruby: Love; Open the heart. It allows me to overcome fear. Carrier of the red ray.
- Sapphire: Mental clarity. Clear mental garbage. Carrier of the blue ray.
- Sodalite: Protects from external negative energy. I use it by computers to help reduce the damage from EMF.
- Sunstone: Enhances contemplations. I find my meditations are clearer when I wear this stone. Also, I remember my dreams more. I use it for a few days in a row when I find I have not been remembering my dreams.
- Sugilite: Absorbs garbage from wearer's aura. I feel lighter when I wear this stone. It uplifts me and gives me more energy.
- Tanzanite: Changes. Uplifts and opens the heart.
- Green Tourmaline: Promote male balance and physical healing. I do not recommend this for females (use emerald or aventurine).
- Pink Tourmaline: Promote female balance and protection.
- Tree Agate: Introspection. Helps one view themselves with more clarity and see the world through a broader viewpoint.
- Unikite: Balances physical/emotions.
- Unknown: Discover the properties of unknown stones for yourself. Find out what is true for you.