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Types of Rocks

Types of Rocks

The use of crystals and stones goes back to societies more than 100,000 years ago.  Sanskrit symbols have been translated back to 400 B.C., elaborating on the origin and power of stones.  They were part of health and protection during early Greek and Roman times.  Mayan and American Indians have used crystals and stones for diagnosis as well as treatment of diseases.  The following is a list of some of the properties associated with different stones.  These, of course, are only suggestive uses and medical attention should be obtained when needed.

Amazonite – dispels negative energy, inspires truth and honesty, helps provide clarity and openness, unlocks psychic vision, enhances communications and balances male/female energy.

Amber – calms stressed nerves, finds humor and joy, and is a soothing, healing and harmonizing stone.

Amethyst – protection, induces dreams, spiritual attunement, fights addictive behavior.

Ammonite – (fossil 120 – 200 million years old) a protection stone, gives stability and structure to ones life.  It tends to encourage and supplement ones survival instincts.  A re-birthing stone.

Aurora Crystals – assists greatly in meditation by aligning the charkas during the excursion, carrying or wearing this crystal assists in the reading of people and in understanding what is being communicated.

Aventurine – provides balance of male/female energies; amplifies ones leadership qualities; used in medicine wheel rituals to connect the spirit guides to the healing light of the heart.

Black Onyx – relieves stress and grief, strengthens self-control and morality, grounds spiritual forces in the body.

Black Tourmaline – used to repel and protect one against the negative energy of another, provides for an increase in ones emotional stability.

Black Tourmaline/Quartz – balances male/female polarities, instills self-control and discipline, aids in balancing extremes.

Blue Topaz – brings body, mind, and spirit into union, promotes the expression of ideas, a stone of true love.

Calcite – is an energy amplifier, it helps one remember information from channeling experiences, an excellent stone to have while studying the arts and sciences.

Carnelian – firmly anchors ideas and inspirations, strengthens the reproductive organs, is used with past life work, releases sorrow, fear, apathy and rage.

Celestite – a stone for balance, promotes clearing of the chakras, can connect to angelic realms, and tell stories from the past, assists dream recall.

Citrine – dissipates and transmutes negative energy, stimulates mental forces and endurance, is an abundance stone.

Dendrite – facilitates a strong connection to Mother Earth, stimulates recall of past lives relative to this planet.

Emerald – secures love, attracts wealth, profitable dreaming.

Fluorite – aids comprehension, calms, stabilizes and keeps us well balanced.  Fosters truth, intellect and consciousness.

Fluorite (Blue) – calms the emotion.

Fluorite (Purple) – increases spiritual balance and mystic visions.

Fluorite (Yellow) – nurtures wisdom, knowledge and intelligence.

Garnet – is a stone of good health and enhances ones internal fire, inspires positive thought, good for past life recall. Inspires business success and self-confidence.  It has ability to move and circulate energy.

Garnet (Red) – grants us positive thoughts and inspiration, aids in memories of past life incarnations, is associated with career success.

Garnet (Green) – fosters peace, meditation and creativity, provides a healing and soothing presence.

Goethite – teaches one to enjoy the journey in life, brings energy to the pursuit of discovery, and enhances communication with the angels.

Golden Healer – a crystal that assists one in attaining and maintaining contact with spiritual worlds and to incite healing on all levels.

Harlequin Quartz – stimulates the energy flow on all levels, can be used to bridge the gap between the physical world and the spiritual world.

Hematite – grounds and balances energy patterns, good for astral projection.

Herkimer Diamond – soothes tension, helps with dream awareness and stimulates clairvoyance/psychic abilities.

Kyanite – never needs cleaning or clearing, does not accumulate or retain negative energy; this powerful attunement stone facilitates meditation.

Iolite – gives accurate visions, releases discord, strengthens liver, and is a soul connector.

Labradorite – is a stone of strength and unity.  It brings recognition of destiny and increases ones psychic ability.  It protects and strengthens your aura, preventing others from tapping into your energy.

Lapis Lazuli – strengthens total awareness, ESP, skeleton, thyroid, and creativity.

Larimar – emits an energy of healing and love, helps one to admit guilt and release self-constraints to obtain freedom from the material world.

Malachite – aids sleep, lucky money stone, all-purpose healing stone, stimulates thought.

Moldavite – excellent for channeling healing energy, helps to communicate with our higher self, a stone of transformation, awakens the yearning for spiritual growth.

Moonstone – fosters happiness and good fortune, is a nurturing/mothering stone, provides for love, hope and spiritual insight, provides for new beginnings and abundance.

Moonstone (Rainbow) – In addition to the attributes of moonstone, this mineral contains within itself the mirror to all cycles.  You may access that which “has been” and that which “will become”.  Rainbow moonstone brings the white light of healing and perfection plus the colors of the spectrum to the corresponding chakras.

Moss Agate – helps improve ego and self-esteem, emotional balancing, is said to help in the acquisition of riches.

Ocean Jasper – an excellent stone for meditation, helps to strengthen the life force, helps those who need more organizational abilities, is associated with compassion and consolation.

Opal – Amplification of ones traits; helps to feel creativity and imagination; known as a stone of happy dreams and changes; used to awaken psychic and mystical qualities.

Opal Aura – cleanses the aura and acts to stimulate and to cleanse all charkas; produces an intense energy to help enhance the accomplishment and completion of goals.

Oregon Sunstone – dissipates fearfulness, increases vitality, and spiritual growth, a stone of luck, brings life and abundance.

Peacock Ore – (bornite) brings freshness and newness to ones life.  It is a “stone of happiness”, promoting life as a truly joyful experience.  Helps recognize the source of negativity.  A re-birthing stone.

Pearl – brings about greater purity, honesty and integrity, helps us get in tune with life’s basic truth.

Peridot – helps regulate life cycles, provides a shield of protection around the body, and brings results to ones search.

Phantom Quartz – symbolizes universal awareness, an excellent energy source to initiate healing, a wonderful meditation stone, assists one to connect with higher realms of knowledge and has experienced many lifetimes.

Rhodochrosite – strengthens mental powers; helps find love; heals emotional wounds and trauma.

Rose Quartz – restores the mind to harmony; balances love emotions; helps heal emotional wounds; has a soft and gentle energy.

Rutilated Quartz – intensifies the power of the quartz crystal; assists one in getting to the root of the problem; provides insight during astral travel.

Sceptre Quartz – used in Atlantis and Lemuria in healing ceremonies, brings spirituality into healing, focuses its energy deep within the “heart” of the matter.

Selenite – provides for clarity of the mind and can be used to access past-lives as well as future-lives, it provides flexibility to ones nature and strength to ones decisions.

Septarian Nodules – enhances telepathy and promotes business success; it provides strong links to the past and helps one adjust to new ideas.

Smoky Quartz – used to dissolve negative energies and emotional blockage; used as a protection and grounding stone; promotes personal pride and joy in living.

Snowflake Obsidian – promotes sensitivity in love and beauty, brings purity and balance to the body, mind, and spirit, can be used to clear the eyes.

Strawberry Quartz – stimulates the energy of the heart; provides travel to the center of the universe of life; was used in Atlantis and Lemuria in healing ceremonies.

Tangerine Quartz - This refers to a crystal that is orange in color.  It has been coated with orange colored hematite.  Brings the strength needed to continue any and all pursuits.  It enhances creativity, levels your emotions and allows one to integrate with the unknown.

Tanzanite – stone of magic, facilitates spiritual awareness, aids in manifestation.

Tabby Quartz – these personal information crystals are used to activate other crystals and minerals.

Tiger Eye (Blue) – is used at the base chakra to help discipline sexual and emotional life, brings light to instances where one must be practical.

Tiger Eye (Brown) – helps seek clarity; grounding stone; promotes the balance of both hemispheres of the brain; brings awareness of ones personal needs.

Tiger Eye (Gold & Red) – psychic protector, great for business, helps achieve clarity, blood purifier.

Tourmaline – clears, maintains, and stimulates each energy center, can be used to diminish fears and encourage self-confidence, provides insight.

Tourmaline (Blue) – used to activate the throat chakra and third eye, strengthens skills needed for communication and psychic awareness.

Tourmaline (Green) – helps to “see with the heart”, possess masculine energy but contains the quality of compassion.

Tourmaline (Multi-Color) – has the properties of each respective color plus the ability to be used as a gate to the inner-self and higher-self.

Tourmaline (Pink) – promotes creativity, used to stimulate the crown and heart chakras, allows one to trust in the power of love.

Tourmaline  (Red) – strengthens the will to understand love, stimulates the healing qualities of the heart.

Turquoise – strengthens and aligns all charkas, an earth grounding stone, bestows goodness, induces wisdom and understanding.

Wavellite – this mineral assists one in “looking at the whole picture” prior to decision making, and helps one to manage difficult situations.  It is especially effective during the period of the new moon.