Crystal and Gemstone Properties
Agate is THE stone everyone should have for protection. The agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history. Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams, stress and energy drains. Agate is a stone of relaxation, calm, cleaning, balance, meditativeness, vitality, grounding, pain relief, and balancing Yin and Yang energies. It stimulates analytical abilities, awakes hidden latent talents, strengthens the sight, helps with stress, and stabilizes the aura. Agate is used for stomach upsets. Place the agate on the solar plexus. The agate can't change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion. Such as when you are very sad the agate will let you know that this too will pass and help you get on to better day. This is why the Agate is considered so powerful as it gives us the strength to carry on. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.
Amethyst is a crystal in shades of lilac, purple or mauve. It may be used as protection from self-deception. Amethyst opens spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It can also be used to aid meditation when worn as a necklace, having the power to focus energy. The amethyst symbolizes humility, piety, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.
Clear Quartz Crystal
Clear Quartz is a power stone. This "Universal Crystal" can be icy clear or have veils, inclusions or bubbles. Visual clarity normally isn't important in its ability to amplify subtle energies. Quartz enhances energy by storing, amplifying, balancing, absorbing, focusing and transmitting. Because it directs and amplifies energy, quartz is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. Thus quartz is appropriate for programming and energizing other crystals. Crystal quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one's environment, clearing negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the mental, spiritual, and physical planes. Quartz also helps with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns while increasing inspiration and creativity. This is an amazing all-around powerful stone, protective, enhancing spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. It also enhances the properties of other working stones.
Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. Citrine has been called the "stone of the mind" promoting clarity of thought and opening the mind to new thoughts. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems. It will give joy and love to the owner. Raises self esteem, lightheartedness, cheerfulness and hope. Citrine is warming, energizing and attracts abundance. Is also the “Stone of Luck”
Obsidian is used as a grounding and centering stone. Hold in your hand to help bring your focus back to the real world helping block negativity. With its black glassy luster, obsidian is a distinctive stone, symbolizing self control and resilience. Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass. Obsidian was revered by ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter materials, and prized for its ability to be worked to razor-sharp edges for arrows and spears. It has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewelry. Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Pyrite is another highly protective stone, blocking or shielding you from negative energies from people, places and things. Some like to use Pyrite to stimulate the intellect, recalling information when you need it the most. Good for those who can be forgetful. On the physical level, Pyrite can be used in the treatment and healing of all bone and cell diseases. This charming mineral sparkles with all the colors of the rainbow! The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. It's bright golden color associates it with the sun, and with fortification and strengthening of the mind. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire".
Rose Quartz Crystal
Rose Quartz is a type of quartz which is a pink translucent color to opaque. Rose quartz is the universal “stone of love”, providing gentle energy for mental and emotional balance. Rose quartz promotes love of the self as well as love of others. People have used rose quartz to bring forgiveness to a relationship and to replace love that might be lost in life. This beautiful gemstone also enhances the ability to open one's heart to love, the gentle aspect of love as opposed to the passion. Rose Quartz is also the “Stone of Marriage”.
Selenite is named for Selene, Greek goddess of the Moon because of its moon-like glow, transparent in appearance. Exchanged between lovers, it is thought to bring about reconciliation. It makes a wonderful protection stone and can instill a deep peace along with mental clarity. Place a selenite sphere at the corners of your home to create a peaceful, safe environment that not be bothered by outside influences, quickly unblocking stagnant energy. Selenite is considered to be a “mental body stone” opening, aligning and clearing the aura bodies. It is able to transmit energy, light, and information; this maybe why many like to use it for channeling.
Spirit Quarts Crystal
Spirit Quartz is an unusual variety of beautiful quartz that forms multiple terminated points budding from a main crystal body. Tiny points cover the body making it shimmer and glow. Spirit quartz can release fear, purify and protect. This crystal can be used in meditation to provide insights to family and/or community problems. It has also been used to activate and cleans other minerals, enhance the energy transfer of other minerals to stimulate healing on all levels, increase both physical and intellectual fertility, provide protection from harm, dreaming and astral projection.
Tiger's-eye or Cat's-Eye is a stone for the mind, not the body. Tiger Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one's own needs related to the needs of others. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight. "Eye" stones are considered strong talismans in many cultures, especially against the "evil eye." It was once believed that a person wearing an "eye" stone could see behind closed doors. Tigereye has long been associated with wealth and abundance. Folklore holds that burning a green candle in a circle of tigereye stones attracts wealth. "Eye" stones are also associated with clairvoyance and with personal insight.