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The Healing Stones

Since ancient times, people have believed that different gemstones have different meanings and healing properties. It is widely believed that each gemstone or crystal has it's own energy, which can stimulate the body.

 

Amazonite - Inspires truth, sincerity, honor, self love, communication, eloquence, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy, and openness. Soothes all chakras and is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center and throat chakra. It enhances communications concerning love. Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Pale azure blue amazonite is know as the lucky "Hope Stone". It will be lucky for all your hopes and dreams.

Amethyst - Amethyst bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. It is warm as well as regal and ruling. It wards against drunkenness and instills a sober mind. It has been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is calming and strong. It is also used as a dream stone and to help with insomnia.

Apatite - Apatite enhances creativity. It is a stone of the future and will bring knowledge to those attuned to it by clearing mental confusion. It truly awakens the finer, inner - self. It encourages extroversion, dissolves alienation, draws out your negativity and stimulates your creative talents and intellect. Additionally, wearing or carrying apatite has successfully produced hunger suppression.
Amber - Not a gemstone but a fossilized tree resin, allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. Early physicians prescribed amber for headaches, heart problems, arthritis and a variety of other ailments. In ancient times, amber was carried by travelers for protection. Amber brings a carefree and sunny disposition and promotes good luck and success.
Aventurine (green) - Attracts abundance and wealth. You should never buy a lottery ticket without an aventurine in your left pocket! It is the stone of Lady Luck. This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is known as the stone of chance or luck. If you gamble keep this stone in your left pocket. It reinforces ones decisiveness, amplifies ones leadership qualities, and helps one with instinctive action, emotional tranquility, and positive attitudes towards life. It brings one into alignment with their center and promotes independence, health, and well being.  It heals the heart chakra.
Aventurine (red/orange) - This stone provides reflective qualities so that one can recognize the flaws of humanity and can remain in the heart space to continue to love this same humanity. It can help one look at a situation in complete detail, magnifying those aspects of importance. It promotes self reflection. It can be used when fasting, to reduce hunger.
Bloodstone - Strengthens and oxygenates blood stream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, kidneys, and bone marrow. Reduces emotional and mental stress.  Bloodstone is the Stone of Courage.  It is also used for renewal of the physical, mental, and emotional state. It is a powerful healer. Bloodstone protects us from our own dangerous desires.  It is also a very good gem for those in business or self employed.
Blue Lace Agate - This is a calming, uplifting stone. The blue color strengthens the function of the throat chakra and encourages peace. Wear or carry blue lace agate for peace and happiness. Place it in your hand when you feel the need to de-stress. If you find yourself in stressful situations at work or home, keep some blue lace agate on your desk and simply gaze at it for relief. In the home, surround blue lace agate stones with light blue candles to calm the atmosphere and reduce family quarrels. It can also be used in the treatment of arthritic conditions and in cases of hereditary bone deformity, strengthening the skeletal structure. It is useful to enhance the mending of breaks and fractures.
Carnelian - Carnelian is a grounding stone all while being a huge energy booster. It protects against fear, envy, and rage, and helps to banish sorrow from the emotional structure. It calms tempers and helps give a sense of humor. It stands for energy, courage and life force. It can assist one in drama and pursuits related to theatrical presentations.
Citrine - It is one of the few minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it, working out problems on both physical and subtle levels. Citrine is a Merchants Stone - placing citrine in ones cash register will produce more income for the merchant. It diminishes self destructive tendencies, raises self esteem, lightheartedness, cheerfulness and hope. Place a Citrine in what is the far left corner of your house, if you were walking in the front door, to bring prosperity.
Fluorite - Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one to grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter-dimensional communication. Raises the IQ to the highest mental capacity. It is known as the "Genius Stone." It also may be used with other stones to promote higher effectiveness.
Garnet - The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not as good as it should be, just put three or more garnets on your desk. It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression. Garnets can be used to make a person popular and have self-esteem when worn as jewelry. It helps protect one on trips. Garnets bring constancy to friendships. The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
Green Jade - Jade is the stone of luck.  It can be used to bring money into your life. Create a positive attitude towards money and visualize yourself using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in your power hand. When making an important business decision, use the jade by holding it while contemplating your course of action. Jade strengthens your mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning. It is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune.
Hematite - Grounding, reduces stress, enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Stone for the mind, it helps one to realize that the only limitations which exist are self-limiting concepts within the mind. Stimulates attainment of peace, self-control, and inner happiness. Balances yin-yang energies. Assists in the focusing of energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind, and spirit. Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, carry a hematite with you always. It is also said to improve joint health.
Honey Jade - Powerful emotional balance, radiates divine unconditional love. Dispels negativity from the third chakra (solar plexus). It has been used by the ancients as a sacred stone, assisting one in access to the spiritual worlds.
Howlite - This mineral can be used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness, and to encourage emotional expression. It is a super-calming stone and many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind. Place a howlite stone in your pocket to absorb your own anger or another's anger that is directed toward you. It helps to overcome critical or selfish behaviour. 
Jasper (Leopard skin variety) - Known as the 'supreme nurturer'. It is often worn to provide protection. It balances the yin yang energy and balances the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilizes the aura, providing for a cleansing effect to smooth dysfunctional energies and eliminate negativity.
Jasper - Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. It is mentioned in the Bible several times. Jasper is a strong securing gemstone. It is a stability gemstone. It is a powerful protection against things that are not good for you and it eases emotional stresses, making it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the night. Red jasper is thought to help balance the energy in the body. All jaspers help balance the emotional energy in the body.
Labradorite - Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions. It stimulates imagination, develops enthusiasm and new ideas and helps you to see more clearly. It is great help in developing the ability to see auras. Promotes strength of will and inner worth, while relieving insecurity and apprehension about your value as a spiritual being.
Lapis Lazuli - Augments strength, vitality, virility and mental clarity. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative expression. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger. This stone is purifying and healing. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.
Malachite - Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.

Moonstone - Moonstone is a love stone. It will reunite lovers who have quarreled. Helps to soothe and balance the emotions. Assists in the master of your emotions by bringing them under control of your will. Represents the great Mother Goddess. This stone brings good fortune, enhances intuition, brings success in love and business, and offers protection on land and at sea. The most powerful time to use moonstone is when there is a full moon. It is often considered a "womans" stone.

Moss Agate - Foster love, abundance, wealth good luck, longevity, acceptance, courage, protection, balance, harmony, generosity, strength, security, and appreciation of nature.  All agates have excellent protective and healing energy, and stimulates analytical capabilities and precision.

Mother of Pearl & Pearl - It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity, bring truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.
Obsidian - Called the Mirror Stone it reflects ones personal shortcomings such that they can come to the conscious to be dealt with, then let go of. The most well know of the different colors is Apache Tears a black obsidian. Obsidian can help protect against the negativity of others and has a grounding influence helping one to stay focused in the moment. It can also help to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, and can help promote a forgiving attitude and release of grievances.
Onyx - This stone can help release negative emotions such as sorrow or grief. Enhances steadfastness and determination, setting ones mind to a task. It is grounding and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others. It can help end unhappy or bothersome relationships.
Peridot - Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use Peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual can wear Peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, Peridot is a protector against negative emotions.
Quartz (crystal) - Can bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Traditionally, the natural quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies, thoughts, consciousness and emotions. The natural tendency of quartz is for harmony, and is recognized as a Stone of Power. Stimulates brain function and aids clarity of mind. Quartz can help bring peace to you, enhancing quiet reflection during meditation without the interference of the thinking mind. Dispels negativity in ones energy field and environment, aligns all chakras, a very powerful healer.
Rhodonite - Has been called the stone of love and helps one to achieve to his/her greatest potential. It activates and energizes the heart chakra, and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. Rhodonite soothes the nervous system. This gemstone vibrates with love. Just holding this gemstone promotes relaxation and brings a sense of well-being.
Rhodochrosite - This mineral has been called a Stone of Love and Balance, providing balancing and love on all levels for all bodies. It contains pulsating electrical energy which emits the strongest power in the universe, the power of love. It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial and helps one to be willing to both accept and to integrate new information while maintaining a clarity of intellect and a moderate ideal of practicality.
Rose Quartz - Good to wear in a chaotic or crisis situation. It is the stone of gentle love bringing peace and calm to relationships. Your marriage can have more sparkle and fire when you keep a rose quartz under your pillow. You will look younger too. An excellent stone to give to express friendship. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worthy of love. It is also the stone of love in marriage.
Rutilated Quartz- Enhances life - force, strengthens immune systems, and brain function. Eases depression. Facilitates communication, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz, transmutes negativity, enhances communication with spirit guides. This stone brings new hope, acts as an anti-depressant, offers relief from anxiety and sexual tension, and is a powerful healing stone.
Smoky Quartz - It can be used to gently dissolve negative energies and emotional blockages. It promotes personal pride and joy in living. Smoky quartz has been used to regulate creativity in business, and to encourage astuteness in purchasing. It works to diffuse communication deficiencies and to dissolve mental and emotional blockages which limit perception and learning.
Sodalite - Sodalite brings inner peace. Keep Sodalite in your pockets and in every room of your house, so it's peaceful properties will flow all around you. Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said Sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.
Snowflake Obsidian - It is the stone of purity and balances mind, body and spirit. Placed on the sacral hara chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behavior, thus opening the door to change. It is a detoxification stone.

Tiger Eye - An excellent grounding stone, it is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together in some pattern. This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. Produces soothing vibrations, generating a calmness to unsettled turmoil, and allowing one to enjoy the actions of being unfenced and uninhibited. Can be used to enhance self empowerment.

Topaz - Promotes individuality and creativity, while providing self confidence in your own decisions. Helps to remove doubts about your decisions, and promotes the expression of ideas. Activates the laws of attraction and manifestation of your desires.

Tourmalated Quartz - You get the energy of black tourmaline which deflects the negative energy of others plus the alignment and harmonizing energy of quartz. Black tourmaline also has a grounding effect helping one to stay protected and focused in the present. Quartz tends to raise the vibration of any other crystal or mineral in the area. Balances male - female energies within one's self. The luck in this stone is so strong it is recommended to carry one only for a short amount of time. It is best kept in a safe place and rubbed when powerful luck is needed.

Turquoise - If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Unakite - Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down - this is the gemstone to help you to see the beauty in life.  It is also used to uncover deception.