Crystal Dictionary


Much of the information here is quoted from two books that I have used as a resource for this page. These books are The Crystal Handbook by Kevin Sullivan and Love Is In The Earth, A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody. There are footnotes at the bottom of the page for your information.

Crystals have been used for healing and spiritual purposes for centuries. They have proven to be very special tools gifted us by our creator. Science has utilized the technical properties of crystals for quite a while but, to my knowledge, the healing properties have not been scientifically proven yet.

There are hundreds of crystals. So far I have only covered some of the more popular ones. I will continue to add to this page so if you don't find what you're looking for send me an e-mail and I'll make sure to include the crystal of your choice as soon as possible.

The stones referenced below are not to be used in the place of medical treatment.

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Actinolite Citrine Jasper Obsidian Smoky Quartz
Agate Copper Kunzite Onyx Sugilite
Amber Danburite Lapis Lazuli Periclase Tourmaline
Amethyst Diamond Malachitenew1.gif (931 bytes) Pyrite Turquoise
Aventurine Emerald Moonstone Quartz-Clear Ulexite
Bloodstone Hematite Nephrite Roscherite Vanadinite
Chalcedony Jade Neptunite Rose Quartz  

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The Crystal Handbook is a great quick reference. It offers basic descriptions of the spiritual and healing properties of crystals and stones and is small enough to take along when shopping or exploring natural areas.

Buy Books By Melody

Love Is in the Earth : A Kaleidoscope of Crystals
Used as a resource in the crystal dictionary above. This book broadly explains the spiritual and healing properties of a wide range of crystals and stones. A must for anyone who is seriously interested in learning more about the use of these powerful gifts from the earth.

Love Is in the Earth - Mineralogical Pictorial : Treasures of the Earth
Exquisite photographs of  many crystals and minerals. A good tool to aid in recognition of these stones.


Jewelry, Gem Stones, Crystals hand made one of a kind Contemporary Metaphysical New Age designs by Bill Mason


Keeping Crystals Clear of Negative Energy

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These are long bladed crystals that appear in green or black. Black is for progressively getting rid of things that are unwanted. This crystal has very general properties. It may enhance our universal connection and could be good for use in strange social situations - bringing on a feeling of familiarity with others. It could also be used on higher spiritual levels to achieve a feeling of oneness with "All That Is"1.

It may be used to strengthen or decrease conditions that we are attempting to change such as physical energy or illness.

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"Agate is a variegated class of chalcedony, usually exhibiting coloured bands or other markings. Some agate is not patterned." 1 There are many kinds of Agate, each with its own unique energy.

"Agates are grounding stones that help you obtain a better physical and emotional balance. They work to raise consciousness and lead us to accept ourselves more fully by building self-confidence. They are also an aid to the digestive system." 2

Different Types of Agate
Botswana Agate
Fire Agate
Moss Agate

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Amber is dry resin from trees that existed millions of years ago. It is usually gold or yellow-brown. Rarer colors are red, blue, or green. Sometimes one can find fossils encased in amber. This is caused by an object or creature being trapped by the sticky sap as it dries.

This stone is good for every part of the body but it seems that it has the most powerful effect on the brain, lungs, thyroid, spleen, endocrine system, inner ear, and nerve tissue. Amber is good for spiritual cleansing and for drawing out diseases and neutralizing the negative energy that brings them on.

It is a grounding stone because of its close relationship with the earth. It promotes harmony and is good for depression.

"It is a stone dedicated to the connection of the conscious self to universal perfection. It helps one in the art of manifestation to bring that which is desired to the state of reality. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. It also transmutes the energy of physical vitality toward the activation of unconditional love. Amber provides an energy to kindle the realization and subsequent response of choice - helping one to choose and be chosen." 1


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This is a type of clear quartz that ranges from light to dark purple in color. It is said to be very good for children because of its calming and balancing properties. It is good for dispelling anger and stress. It is also said to be very helpful to those who have trouble sleeping. This could be a good stone for one who is suffering from a loss or the emotional overload that life often brings.

"Amethyst bolsters the production of the hormones, and strengthens the cleansing organs, the circulatory system and blood, the immune system, and body metabolism." 2

"Amethyst can be used to protect against psychic attacks; the energy of the attack being transmitted to the universe after its transformation into positive, loving energy." 1

"For best effect, Amethyst should be moved around the body, particularly in the lung area. If it is to be worn, it should be worn over the heart or at the throat. From time to time, as it feels comfortable to the wearer, the stone should be removed." 2


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"Aventurine is a gentle, important healer. From childhood to maturity it can impart a positive influence in every aspect of your life." 2

It is said to promote a sense of adventure (which would be suitable considering the name). This might be a good stone to use when making changes in one's life. Let's say one is considering going back to school or making a career change. It might help to provide motivation and keep one from becoming stagnant. It could help one to realize and utilize personal qualities that they may not have tapped in to in the past.

"It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs, heart, adrenal glands, and the muscular and urogenital systems." 1

"If used in conjunction with Malachite, Aventurine can help clear mental or emotional blocks by raising them to the surface of consciousness. If used with Rose Quartz, it will increase your ability for empathy and love. In general, either of these combinations will align the emotions with the body and intellect and bring about a more balanced day-to-day existence." 2


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Bloodstone is green and often includes flecks of red. This is a strong and powerful healer. It is said that one can place bloodstones against their temples to stop a headache.

This stone has a positive effect on all parts of the body that use blood, especially the circulatory system.  Other effected areas would be the spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines, and liver. It also detoxifies the blood.

"It helps one to demonstrate unselfishness and idealism, to improve ones talents and abilities, to enhance creative efforts, and to support the decision-making processes." 1  This stone helps us to improve and renew the physical, mental, and emotional.


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"Chalcedony is a type of Quartz that heads a family which includes Agate, Carnelian, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, and Onyx." 2

Chalcedony is used for cleansing, both the spiritual and the physical. It could possibly be used when charging water (a native American practice where one "blesses" water and puts a certain type of energy into it or cleanses it) though Quartz is more commonly used for this. It has been combined with silver in the making of chalices with the belief that it would protect against poison.

It has also been used for telepathic communication.


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Citrine is a type of quartz that can range from a pale, almost yellow color to a dark brownish-gold color. Citrine is very good for the stomach. If one suffers from stomach upset or nausea it may help to calm these feelings.

"It is one of the two minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it, working-out problems on both the physical and subtle levels. It, hence, never needs clearing or cleansing." 1

"Citrine can guide you to harness and utilize your creative energy. Citrine helps us analyze events and steer them in a positive direction. It develops inner calm and security, and makes us less sensitive and more open to constructive criticism. Citrine can dispel negative feelings and help us to accept the flow of events" 2


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Copper is a metal ore that ranges from soft red-brown to deep brick red.

It can be used for inflammatory problems such as arthritis and rheumatism. It is also used for blood cleansing, the immune system, metabolism, and the respiratory system. It is said to be helpful for allergy sufferers. When wearing copper try to wear it over the afflicted area. Just like the other stones listed it is said to be very helpful for a number of conditions but should not be substituted for medical attention. It could, however, be quite beneficial used along with it.

It promotes self expression and balance. It is also known for it's positive effect on confidence levels. It is said to be helpful for restlessness and excitability. It reminds us that we are special because of who we are, not because of who loves us. Life is not about who we are with. It is what we make it through our own choices and actions.

It helps us to strengthen the connection between the physical self and the astral self. Overall, it is a great for emotional and spiritual balance.


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Danburite can be found in clear to yellow based colors. I did receive a request for information on blue dandurite but haven't been able to find anything on this color yet.

It is a mineral which encourages harmony and the radiation of light and positive energy on the earth plain. It also provides intellectual stimulus to the user. "It can be used to facilitate motor capabilities and to provide catalytic action to the muscular structure." 1

It has a positive effect on the gall bladder and liver. Therefore, it could be helpful accelerating cleansing and detoxification processes.


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The diamond is the hardest substance known to nature. It appears in white, black, pink, yellow, red, orange, green, blue, brown, and, of course, clear.

It is a stone of purity, strength, spiritual awareness, love and relationships, clarity, and abundance. It is more powerful if given from one to another. "Traditionally, the power of the diamond worked only when the diamond was freely given; in ancient times it was given to insure love and harmony and to dispel anger." 2

"It has been used in the treatment to counteract poisoning, to clarify and stimulate the sight, and as a metabolic balancing agent." 1

"Emeralds and Amethyst Quartz are especially amplified by Diamonds." 2


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The emerald ranges from light to dark green in color and is commonly used in jewelry. Because of the high demand and the high price of natural emeralds, many of the stones seen in jewelry stores have been grown in a laboratory.

"An emerald helps the wearer gain physical, emotional, and mental equilibrium. An inspirational and relaxing stone, it can be worn by anyone without ill effects. The pale, clear, green Emeralds are valuable in meditative work as well as healing." 2

It is good for memory enhancement, discernment in making choices, bringing harmony into ones life, focus, and universal awareness. It is also useful in helping to maintain rhythmic breathing during meditation.

"It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the spine, lungs, heart, and muscular system. It has also been used to soothe the eyes." 1


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"Hematite is an iron oxide, steel gray to iron black in color. Sometimes it has deep red spots on the surface." 2

It is good for those who may be scattered or have a bad temper because it helps to maintain balance between mind, body, and spirit. It enhances mental capacity and creates a calming feeling.

"It can be used in the treatment of leg cramps, blood disorders [such as anemia], nervous disorders, and insomnia. It can also be used to assist in spinal alignment and in the proper healing of breaks and fractures; placing a piece of hematite on the base of the spine, on the area of misalignment, and on the top of the spine, has provided adjustment to the vertebrae." 1


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"Jade comes in a wide range of colors that include white, lavender, red, brown, yellow, orange, blue, and green. While all Jade has some healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain ailments or organs." 2

"Jade is known as a "dream stone" and as a "stone of fidelity", bringing realization to ones potential and devotion to ones purpose. It improves ones remembering of dreams and assists in "dream-solving". It is used to release suppressed emotions via the dream process; for this activity, a piece of jade is placed under the pillow prior to sleep." 1

"It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the heart, hips, kidneys, and spleen. It is excellent as an elixir to soothe and smooth the skin, and to stimulate the health of the hair." 1

Different Types of Jade
Brown Jade
Green Jade
Lavender Jade
Red Jade
White or Cream Jade
Yellow and Orange Jade


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Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony family. It appears in red, yellow, green, and brown. Like many other stones, each color has its own special energy.

Jasper has a positive effect on all aspects of being but it is a slow worker. If used with patience the result will be an overall improvement of ones outlook and a feeling of "it all coming together". It is a stone of selflessness. It teaches us that we are here for more than self-fulfillment. It shows us that our effect on the lives of others and the state of universal consciousness is the primary focus in our existence.

"Jasper can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of the internal organs, and for disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, and stomach - the energy is more appropriate for deterioration, rather than the actual state of malfunction. Jasper can be used to treat the loss of sense of smell. It has been reported to soothe the nerves." 1

Different Types of Jasper
Picture Jasper
Bruneau Jasper
Bat Cave Jasper
Orbicular Jasper
Royal Plume Jasper


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"Kunzite is a pink stone that has a high mineral content of lithium. This mineral has been used extensively by the medical profession for psychiatric disorders. Its color relates it to the energy of the circulatory system, especially the blood, and the lungs will also benefit from exposure to Kunzite. It is a soothing stone that can help you adjust to the pressures of modern life." 2

This stone devolves negativity, assists deep meditation, and encourages maturity yet allows us to be open and loving like a child.

"Kunzite can be used to both strengthen and reinforce the physical heart muscles. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the lungs and circulatory functions, and to ameliorate stress-related dis-ease. It has been used to eliminate energy blockages which encourage the onset of dysfunctions within the body. It can also be used to stimulate the secretion of the hormones of well-being." 1


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Lapis Lazuli

This stone is deep blue, sometimes with veins. It is found combined with lazurite, calcite, and sometimes pyrite. It is rare and usually expensive.

When used during meditation it aides in detaching one from the physical body and allowing for a deeper and more open state of consciousness. Therefore, for a beginner it can be quite scary and create a feeling of panic as one feels as if he/she is loosing touch with the body completely. As a result, it is wonderful for establishing a connection with the creative force and receiving information from other plains of consciousness.

It is a good stone for emotional healing. "It enables one to obtain relief from that which has been pressed into the shallow recesses of the mind, providing objectivity, clarity, and mental endurance during release of emotional bondage. It helps for diminishment of the internal smoldering fire which leads to dis-ease. It stimulates the communicative facets of the self, providing for clarity and responsiveness during the release of information." 1

It is also a very powerful tool for dream work.


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This stone ranges from light to dark green. It is a basic ore of copper.

This is a very powerful stone for amplification. It will amplify an individual's moods. It is suggested that one does not wear this stone when in a bad mood as it will only cause one to feel worse.

It should not be used in healing unless it is being used by an extremely advanced healer. It is said that dust from malachite is very toxic if swallowed.

"Malachite is useful for relaxation and neurological disorders as well as tissue regeneration." 2 It is said to benefit mental illness, the optic nerve, pancreas, spleen, parathyroid, dyslexia, and anything involving the physical sense of balance.

It helps to clear the chakras, especially the heart and throat chakras. It may help to amplify insight into business and personal situations, emotional issues, and health issues. It is good for maintaining balance and for setting and reaching goals. "It is a "stone of transformation", assisting one in changing situations, and providing for the transfer of sacred information leading to spiritual evolution" 1


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"Moonstones are translucent, milky gemstones usually pale blue or green that are cut from albite." 2

This stone helps one to receive the energies they "need"  but not necessarily what they ask for from the universe. It strengthens the natural intuitive power that we all possess and also helps us to understand why situations manifest in our lives. It helps us to understand our place in the fabric of life and spiritual existence - why things are the way they are. Because of this quality it helps to calm those who are experiencing tragedy or are living in a way that doesn't please them.

"Moonstone's effect upon the menstrual cycle is powerful. At the time of the full moon or menstruation, women should be aware of their sensitive emotional nature and remove these stones. Moonstone may help all parts of the lower torso, which include digestive, cleansing, and reproductive organs." 2


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"Nephrite is a form of jade which is comprised of jade and actinolite."1 It appears in greens, greys, black, cream, tan, bluish grey, and pink. It combines the qualities of Jade and Actinolite. It encourages balance of male and female energies and is therefore used for relationships.

"This mineral can be used to stimulate the working mechanisms of the white blood cells to engulf harmful organisms within the blood and to render them harmless."1 It also effects the adrenal glands, metabolism, and helps in stressful situations. It is said to help colic.


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"Neptunite crystallizes in the form of prismatic crystals exhibiting square cross-sections. The colour is black, exhibiting a red-brown appearance due to internal reflections. It may also, occasionally, demonstrate pleochroistic qualities, the colours ranging from yellow to deep red through the XYZ axes." 1

It can be beneficial in problem solving on all levels. It promotes quick thinking and reaction in stressful situations. It may be helpful to anyone in an executive position. It is also helpful when developing detached judgements instead of judgements driven by emotion. It is a positive presence in the home for promoting stability and balance.

It is said to be helpful for toothaches and decay. Overall, it promotes muscle and bone health.


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This is a commonly found black, volcanic glass used in jewelry and ornamentation for centuries.

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Obsidian provides protection against negative energy. It is especially good for those who are very mediumistic or emotional.

It also helps us to "take a look in the mirror" and see ourselves for who we really are. It allows us to see what action we may need to take in a particular situation or spiritually. Even though it helps us to see our own faults it does promote a feeling of love and contentment with our physical bodies when worn around the neck. A good gift for a teenage daughter.


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Onyx is usually in the form of layers and appears in a variety of colors.

This is a balancing stone that is commonly used in jewelry. It promotes self-control and aids in decision making. This might be a good stone for someone who wants to loose weight or quit smoking because of these properties. This is a reality stone. It allows us to see who we really are and why. It could be helpful to individuals who have their head in the clouds because it opens our eyes to the world around us.

It also strengthens our ability to receive inner guidance and direction in our lives whether spiritual or in the physical.

"It is highly recommended that Onyx be used in conjunction with Pearl and Diamond." 2


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"Periclase crystallizes in the form of colourless-to-white grains, cubes, and octahedral crystals." 1

This stone soaks up negative energy in depressing situations and allows the carrier/user to feel free of the heaviness that comes with sadness. Because of this, it needs to be cleansed regularly.

"Periclase can bring one to the state of communication with the faeries of mythology, providing for stimulating insight into paradise and into the karmic conditions with which one must contend prior to reaching paradise. It can also take one beyond the worldly concerns to the concerns of the "brotherhood" of "All That Is"." 1

It also helps one to overcome chaotic and other afflicted conditions by creating a healthy balance between the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. "It can be useful in the treatment of colds, flu, staph and strep infections, infectious cankers, herpes, ulcers, and similar infections." 1

This is a wonderful stone for women. It has a very positive effect on weakened ovaries and fungal infections.


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Pyrite is often called "fools gold" because of the visual similarity. It is, of course, gold in color and is found in clusters.

Pyrite is very good for the respiratory system and circulatory systems, the digestive tract, and protection of the skin.

It creates a balance between the emotional and intuitive aspects of consciousness and the logical and technical aspects. This may be a good stone for someone who is working on a project of some sort.

"It also assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. It can be used to stimulate the powers of the intellect, enhancing memory and providing for recall of relevant information, when required." 1


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Quartz - Clear

In my opinion this is the most useful family of crystals. It comes in many colors and shapes, each having its own special energy.
The most commonly recognized of these is clear quartz. Generally, clear quartz is an amplifier. It can be paired up with other stones to make their effect more powerful. What ever energy you put into it, you get back with more force.

The spiritual properties of these stones are so diverse that a whole web site could be dedicated to quartz. This is a simple overview of the power that some believe clear quartz has.

In The Home
If one has a calm and loving environment in the home the crystal will enhance this energy. Be aware that the same holds true if there is ever negative energy in the home. If you keep quartz crystals in your home make sure that you cleanse them regularly. See Keeping Crystals Clear of Negative Energy.

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Clear quartz is a wonderful personal stone. Some carry a quartz crystal in a bag around the neck or in a pocket everywhere they go. It helps one to focus and protects against misdirected energy effecting the person carrying it. It is like a sponge soaking up what ever it is exposed to so, again, cleanse it often. It is useful for clearing the mind during mediation and has been used often to aid in healing.

Some forms that quartz appears in:
Generator Point
Double Terminated Crystal
Window Crystal
Laser Wand
Self Healed Crystal
Phantom Crystal
Twin Crystals
Rutilated Quartz


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"Roscherite crystallizes in the form of plate-like aggregates and tubular crystals. The colour range includes deep green and brown." 1

This crystal promotes courage and strength when faced by new challenges and creativity on all levels.

"Roscherite can be of further assistance in all areas of dispersion, dispersing negativity, dispersing congestion, dispersing crowds, dispersing growths, dispersing overloaded schedules, etc. It appears to be a very supportive and helpful stone." 1


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Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is usually pink but also appears in a golden-white color.

This is the "love stone". It has a calming effect and helps one to feel love for him/herself and the world around them. It is wonderful for emotional healing because of its loving quality combined with the powerful amplification properties of quartz.

Because of this stones character it doesn't do well around negative energy. In fact, it is said that these stones have been known to crumble when exposed to negativity.

It focuses on the heart and circulatory systems and the cleansing organs. This is one to look out for... it has a positive effect on the reproductive system.


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Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz ranges from a medium to dark brown or gray color, hence the name.

Look out for this one. One of its most commonly known properties is its positive effect on fertility. Meaning, if you aren't ready for children yet I wouldn't recommend keeping this one around.

"A word of warning is in order regarding choosing Smoky Quartz crystals. Its dark color is caused by impurities, usually carbon, iron, or titanium. But the color of some Smoky Quartz is caused by radium, within the crystal itself. Because of the presence of this natural low-grade radiation, Smoky Quartz is good for people with radiation-related illness or those in chemotherapy. However, some of these stones, although posing no health danger, are heavily radiated and therefore have different healing qualities from most Smoky Quartz. It is best to avoid these heavily irradiated crystals. Most gemstone and crystal stores do not sell them, and most gem experts advise against using them in layouts." 2

As A Tool
"It provides for balancing of the yin-yang energy and can be used to facilitate the alignment of the meridians of the physical body with those of the ethereal body. It can also help with mind balance, energy balance, and balancing and attuning the energies required for spiritual development." 1

Smoky Quartz helps to ground the user. This means that it would be of help to one who has a hard time paying attention to what is happening or being said. It helps one to live in the moment and focus on the job at hand or the joy in living. This would be a good stone to keep in your pocket at work.

It also can be used for protection against negative energy. Another good reason to have it at work... :)


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When formed by itself sugilite crystallizes in lightly banded masses. Sometimes it can be found combined with quartz crystals. The color ranges from violet-pink to purple.

This stone aides in the search for meaning and purpose in life. It hightens awareness and understanding of the world around us and the close connection we have to it and other beings on this planet. It aides in working through the effects of especially tough situations in our lives and accepting that the purpose of these situations is to learn valuable lessons on the earth plain. It helps with understanding ourselves and the roles we play.

"The energy of sugilite flows from the crown to the base chakra, opening the chakras and providing for a pathway for the movement of the Kundalini. It is quite effective at the heart chakra, stimulating a resonant love which can be felt by others and which is totally "in-tune" with the vibratory energies of the perfect state of the universe" 1

It can help one to work through negative emotions and the effects of conditioning such as jealousy, prejudice, depression or anger, and just about any other negative condition. It can be placed on the third eye to ease despair or discouragement.

Anything related to disorder whether physical, spiritual, or emotional can be worked with. It creates balance, promotes emotional healing, encourages confidence, and can be helpful for stress related conditions.


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This stone comes in many different colors and is often tubular in shape with narrow indentations running from top to bottom. Each color has its own properties but the following is a basic overview of the energies that all types have in common.

One of the most common uses for tourmaline is the cleansing of bad elements in our lives. It is a deflector of negative energy. "In a spiritual sense Tourmaline helps us gain a more balanced understanding of the purpose for existence. Tourmaline won't give answers, but it is capable of bringing to light startling, occasionally painful, information." 2

"Tourmaline has been used to stimulate balance between the left and right sides of the brain and to enhance cooperative efforts in the areas of creativity and healing. If further helps one to look within the depths of ones being with as much belief in the reality of the inner world as one maintains for the outer world. If helps one to realize the concept of being the victim and to maintain fortitude and laughter while retaining consciousness." 1

Different Types of Tourmaline
Green Tourmaline
Light Pink Tourmaline
Blue Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline
Watermelon Tourmaline
Rubellite Tourmaline
Colourless Tourmaline
Yellow Tourmaline
Brown Tourmaline
Orange Tourmaline
Rubellite and Lepidolite


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Turquoise ranges from sky blue to a soft green-blue in color. When used in meditation it is the opposite of Lapis Lazuli. This stone keeps one in touch with the conscious mind and provides protection during meditation. It is also a good stone for grounding. The native Americans have commonly used it for much of their jewelry and  "It has been used extensively in "cloud-busting" [initiating rain]...". 1

"This stone truly reflects the individual carrying or holding it. It tunes into the energies of the person and transmits them back into the world. It can also help you get more in tune with others." 2

"Turquoise is also a master healer, emanating a purifying energy which tends to dissipate negativity; it is an excellent anti-negativity stone [where the negativity is not within the self]. It can be used for emotional, mental and physical problems. In ancient times, it was used to heal eye problems [especially cataracts]. It has been used to strengthen work animals. It acts to strengthen the entire anatomy, and can be helpful in the amelioration of all dis-eases and disorders. It can aid in the absorption of nutrients, can help to stimulate the regeneration of tissue, and can act to increase circulatory flows to the muscular tissue. It has been used in the treatment for headaches and in the repair of physical damage which has impacted the body. It has also been used to assist one in maintaining stability during ambulatory motions. An elixir has been used to ameliorate skin disorders which were due to stress." 1


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"Ulexite crystallizes in the form of silky white fibrous aggregates and rounded masses of fine fibrous crystals." 1

This mineral helps to balance the yin-yang energies. It emphasizes the ability to relate to others and pick up on what they are thinking and feeling. In short, it promotes spiritual harmony when dealing with others and within the self.

It may be helpful in dream interpretation and to see beyond the veil between this earthly plain and others. It is said to promote creativity in business ventures and to help one to obtain financial and material abundance.

It is said to be beneficial for disorders of the eyes.


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This crystal comes in many sizes. It appears in bright red, orange, yellow, brown-yellow, and red-brown.

This is a great tool for meditation. Before one begins meditation they can decide whether they want to keep the mind completely empty or receive information in answer to a question asked before beginning. It is a directional stone in that it helps one to either establish a particular direction or goal or to reach a goal in the most efficient manner.

"Vanadinite can be used in the treatment of exhaustion, breathing disorders, asthma, lung congestion, and dysfunctions of the bladder. It can also facilitate ease with respect to circular breathing - the circular breathing which is conductive to entering meditative states." 1


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Keeping Crystals Clear of Negative Energy

Many crystals and stones offer protection against negative energy by pulling that energy into themselves. Therefore, it is necessary to cleanse them on a regular basis. After receiving or purchasing a stone it should be cleansed before use.

The following are ways to cleanse your crystals/stones:

Sage can be purchased in smudge sticks (bound together to burn slowly), ground (to be burnt in pinches on hot charcoal in a special bowl filled with sand available at most new age and medicinal herb stores), or dry leaves (just light one end and watch your fingers as it burns down).

Use what ever method you feel most comfortable with.



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