I have listed some of my favourite crystals in alphabetical order to make it easier for you and I am sure there will be new ones added as we go along
One of the most popular semiprecious stones, Amethyst is produced in a variety of transparent purple shades.
It is a common variety of quartz. Despite its popularity, Amethyst is classed as semiprecious because of the rarity of gem-quality stones. When heated with intense heat, amethyst can change from purple to a yellow, brown or a green shade. A lot of what you see being sold in the shops as citrine geodes is in fact heated Amethyst.
Amethyst is primarily a stone of the mind. It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. It also integrates and balances all systems of the body and this is why it is an important universal stone for meditation and other spiritual exercises, as it calms both the mind and the emotions while keeping awareness sharp and focused. Your intuition is also enhanced. There is a common belief that Amethyst can prevent the worst effects of too much alcohol and aid with sleeping and those who suffer with nightmares.
The Ametrine Gemstone is a mixture of Amethyst Crystals and Citrine Crystals. It carries the energy of both of the other stones and is a harmonious blend of their energies. This lovely stone embodies the energy of the above quartz crystals, to enhance mental and spiritual clarity, while uniting masculine and feminine energies. As it is a type of quartz it will amplify the energy of the vibration of both of the stones that it is made up of. Its healing energy releases negativity from within the aura, and it said to aid weight loss and helps you to release your addictions.
If you are studying, the Citrine energy within this stone helps you to stay focused, as well as using the Amethyst vibration within it, the higher energies of the crown chakra for inspiration.
The Ametrine Gemstone is a quartz crystal, so like all quartz, is a strong amplifier of energy. They have within them the vibration of Citrine Crystals, which is the energy of the solar plexus chakra and the 'will'. When you combine this vibration with the 'knowing' from the crown chakra via the Amethyst Crystals energy, the resulting mixture is a powerful energetic vibration. Yet the energy of Ametrine is altogether different to either of the other stones. Ametrine provides a connection between the higher energies of the crown, and the energy of the physical, from the solar plexus chakra. This connection will aid you to bring your thinking from the physical day to day realm, into the spiritual realm. This will enhance mental and spiritual clarity, as well as uniting masculine and feminine energies.
A connection with Divine guidance is very beneficial for anyone, but particularly so for healers. Ametrine is a beneficial crystal for professional healers. It enables the healer to make decisions based on Higher Guidance and aligned with Divine Will. It is an extremely useful tool for those in the healing profession to utilise, but is also very helpful for the average person to use, to work on themselves at home. If you are working on losing weight, the energy of Ametrine quartz crystals will aid you. Its Citrine energy will enhance your will, and the Amethyst vibration helps you to break self-defeating habits, that may be holding you back. They are also said to alleviate depression, anxiety and stress.
Wearing Ametrine jewellery may be helpful to you, and may provide you with ways to relieve stress, as they help to create peace and inner harmony. The Citrine vibration aids with enhancing creativity and its connection with the crown chakra may assist psychic artists in their work. Like Amethyst crystals, it is a useful stone if you have addictions. It will help you in letting go of the compulsions associated with them. It will clear stress and tension from the head and will bring excess energy down into the physical for use or release. The Ametrine gemstone has many excellent qualities, that it will bring through into your life. The main thing is to keep it close to you so even a tumble stone or rough Ametrine stone will be helpful.
It is easy to slip a stone under your pillow, or a small one in your pocket. Some ladies keep a few stones in their bras, especially if they are working on any of the chakras from the solar plexus up. I tried this with a Super 7 stone (putting the crystal in my bra) and lost it - so it's not something I do myself anymore.
After meditation when you have travelled to the higher realms with its aid, it will assist you to bring the energy back down to earth. This may help you to take action, at the physical level, solar plexus energy, using the will. Based on Divine guidance, this may aid you to make powerful changes in your life
Like Citrine, Amber is thought to carry the energy and warmth from the sun within its translucent depths.
Amber reflects the very beginnings of the planet Earth. This is the fossilised resin that dripped from the pine trees of the forest that grew in the Tertiary Period, over 50 million years ago. Damaged trees leaked resins that fell to the forest floor and were then covered up by deep sediments of sands and gravel. After millions of years, erosion washed amber nodules down to the sea where they eventually washed upon coastlines. Found in various parts of the world, including Germany, USA and Canada, but the Baltic Sea coasts are its most famous source. Amber is very light and can be easily worked and has been a valuable jewel for thousands of years. Amber is known as having electrical properties – static electricity is generated when a piece is rubbed. It is thus no surprise that it benefits the electrical systems of the body. Amber can improve the functions of the brain and nervous system, release anxiety and increase clarity of mind. It's a stimulating compound but some (like myself) find that wearing it for longer than an hour creates irritation or over activity. It can also be useful for detoxification and can alleviate depression.
Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people, and I am amongst this group, believe this is the best protection stone that you can use. It encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in. They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life, as it creates a positive attitude and mindset. Having the vibration of Black Tourmaline stone within your aura for as long as possible each day is to your advantage.
Although wearing stones as jewellery is the easiest way to keep a piece of the stone on your body, if this is not possible keep a piece of the stone in the room with you, as this is very helpful. Once you have learned easy meditation techniques, you may also wish to use one of these stones in meditation. They will help you to let go of negativity and self doubts or any feelings of anxiety or negativity of any kind. For spiritual grounding and during a grounding meditation these are a wonderful ally in the process. If it is not possible for you to have them on you during the day, it would be advantageous, to at least have a couple of these stones in the bedroom. Putting one of these crystals under your pillow will cleanse your etheric body while you sleep, as well as the room where you are sleeping. It will strengthen the immune system and assist pain relief of arthritis and the relief of spinal or muscular problems
The good thing about this stone is that it does not absorb negativity, but changes or alters it or transmutes it into positive energy. This means it improves the vibration of the air where it is located. Keeping it in the bedroom will help you to sleep better and wake more refreshed.
It is powerful for healing and for psychic protection and spiritual purposes, and will strengthen the immune system and help allergies. You all have times when you feel negative, or when you encounter other people who are giving off vibrations that are not pleasing to you. Wearing Black Tourmaline jewellery may help you, as it can be advantageous to have a piece on your body. These crystals are strong stones of the two lowest chakras, which are the earth star chakra and the base (Root) chakra, as they are powerful stones for grounding.
Black Tourmaline is easy to buy and it will also act to protect you against psychic attack and negative entities. In addition these stones will purify the area where they are located. You all live with a lot of electro-magnetic smog, including your televisions, computers and the large number of other electrical devices that seem to be essential these days, just to live your life. One of the powerful things about Black tourmaline is that it will suck up any negativity or disharmony that it encounters from its surroundings. But it does not absorb, but will transmute, or convert the negative energy into positive energy.
Stress is so prevalent amongst all of us. Tourmaline will help you to release stress, and if you are prone to obsessive behaviour, it is a powerful ally to help you to disconnect from these activities. As they supply useful ways to relieve stress, we all should probably have a piece of Black Tourmaline. Some time ago, scientists came out in the media discussing the issues around the vibrations emanating from electrical devices and cell phones. The discussion centred around the negative effect on your body's electrical system, that these emit. It was recommended for that reason that you should try to have your nights rest in an area where you have as few electrical devices as possible. This is hard to do. Adding some Black Tourmaline crystals to the bedroom will aid you to regulate your body's electrical system.
If you do a lot of spiritual work, or have strong psychic powers and you use these abilities quite a lot, you may become ungrounded. Black Tourmaline will also ground you quite quickly. This is one of the stones that I always keep in my therapy room as well in the house on the window ledge. You can wear it as jewellery, along with a few others, both for grounding and psychic protection.
The delicate and subtle banding within this crystal make it one of the more popular of the agates.
Agates commonly form when volcanic rocks containing crevices and cavities become filled with quartz solutions as they cool. Blue lace agate is considered a variety of quartz, albeit an uncommon one. Each layer of agate crystallises differently, depending on the conditions, temperature and impurities present so that the agate sizes and colours vary and the distinctive banding is created. When not completely filled with bands of micro-crystals, the centre of an agate can contain clear quartz, amethyst or smoky quartz crystals. As agate is harder than the surrounding bedrock it can often be found in topsoil and on beaches as individual nodules. In pre-Christian times in Scandinavia and Denmark, blue lace agate was dedicated to Nerthus the Earth Mother. If you want to improve your communicative abilities, then wear or carry blue lace agate and is especially useful if you struggle to express your emotions without getting upset. If you have noisy children, a howling dog or screeching cat, keep a bowl of crystals in each room close by and you will soon notice the volume of communication will lower. Some people will place a small blue lace agate stone on the tops of frames of those serving in the armed forces to help keep them safe. Blue lace agate can be used wherever there is aggravation or a build up of energy causing pain, irritation or inflammation.
A stone of gentle healing, carnelian exudes a warmth that is both soothing and very powerful.
Carnelian is a variety of quartz known as chalcedony. This forms in a different manner from clear quartz, in tightly packed layers or rounded aggregate fibres that allow chalcedony to exist in such a variety of colours and shades. Almost all have been given their own names – example; carnelian and jasper. The ancient Egyptians called carnelian the setting sun. They associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of mother goddess Isis. They would draw or engrave the symbol (called tjet) representing the girdle on carnelian or red jasper when seeking help from Isis. You can draw the tjet in incense-stick smoke over a carnelian if you need help with improving fertility.
It is believed to aid female fertility, IVF and artificial insemination, PMS, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, kidneys, colds, cuts, wounds, blood disorders, heart palpitations, hay fever and recovery after illness. As a healing stone, carnelian will encourage the natural healing abilities of the body. This is partly because it energises the sacral chakra where stress and trauma tends to become lodged. Carnelian helps to gently release these imbalances even if they have been present for a number for years. Orange is the best colour to use where shock, an accident or illness have occurred. Where there is rigidity, stiffness or inflammation it will help restore the correct energy flow. On an emotional level it can help you overcome sexual anxieties, failure to reach an orgasm, as well as eating disorders.
Another name for clear crystal is Rock crystal and this stone has been used for thousands of years for both healing and prophecy.
Historically, quartz was universally used as a tool for divination, scrying and healing – particularly for divining the causes of disease and for the removal of imbalances caused by the spirits. Clear quartz was one of the favourite materials for fashioning mirrors and spheres for scrying. It was also ground into lenses and cut to male goblets and bowls for Pagan/Wiccan ritual purposes. Among the most famous carvings are the crystal skulls attributed to the ancient cultures of South and Central America. During World War 2 for radio sets. Quartz is also widely used as a component in precision equipment, although now these are made inside a laboratory due to high demand.
Clear quartz has an organising and harmonising effect on all parts of the body with which it comes into contact. It can be especially calming and will quickly restore a more balanced energy. It also helps to dissipate all areas of imbalance and negativity and establishes calmness and clarity in the mind, making it a useful stone for meditation and healing techniques. This crystal tends to amplify the quality of stones nearby. It will amplify positive frequencies of energy, making coherent, life-enhancing energies more effective, while reducing or neutralising chaotic or inharmonious ones.
Citrine is a transparent yellow to brown variety of quartz crystal that is valued as much for its warm colour as for its rarity.
Citrine occurs naturally where quartz recrystallises with iron inclusions. It can vary in tone from a deep brown-orange to a pale lemon colour. Natural yellow citrine is rare (normally more of a brown shade as shown in the image above) and so most commercial stones, such as those used for jewellery making, are actually heat-treated amethysts. Like so many, its rarity and delicacy of colour has meant that citrine has long been a valuable gemstone.
The pale varities resemble other precious stones such as topaz. During the Middle Ages, citrine was thought to carry the rays of the sun and so it was used as a remedy for people whose energy and moods became depressed during the winter months or dull days.
The most effective range of colour is the yellow citrine, which brings clarity and focus to the mind. It is gently expansive, relaxing, comforting, increasing self-confidence and personal power. The darker it gets it becomes a perfect grounding stone. Citrine helps integrate these levels of intuition into everyday life.
Rainbow Fluorite is a wonderful healer on many, many levels. Because of the large range of colours it has multiple talents! The green colour has a strong focus on the devic realm, aura cleansing, and promoting purity in general. The purple has a focus on blueprinting the cellular structure, particularly the skeletal system, to pre-pollution mapping. (Modern day living has brought about pollutants such as heavy metals which corrupt the human cellular structure, giving rise to issues such as cancers, osteoporosis and so on.) The purple portion then accelerates the cellular mitosis process, enabling the new cells being generated to follow the correct blueprint. The yellow/gold colours promote joy, happiness, well-being, and gives an all round boost in personal energy. The clear portion brings focus and clarity to both emotional and the mental senses.
Rainbow Fluorite is a fantastic meditation tool. Choose the shape you like best – be it pyramid, sphere, free form, or octahedron. Gaze upon it, breathing the many healing colours into the physical body. Carry it around with you to help keep mentally calm and collected.
As Rainbow Fluorite mostly comes in cut and polished form, the shapes often lend themselves perfectly to massage, reflexology, and sphere/egg therapy (rolling the spheres/eggs around as a massage tool). The multi-colours also make Rainbow Fluorite perfect for chakra therapy.
Rainbow Fluorite is a beautiful, captivating mineral that is appreciated not only by those that have a natural affinity and interest in crystals, but also those with no experience or knowledge of crystals at all.
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