Grounding, Balancing, Detoxifying
Primary Chakras: Root
Astrological signs: Aries, Aquarius
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite. Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.
Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control. Hematite aids in the Ascension process for those who are doing spiritual work and still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.
Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.
Natural Hematite may contain a very slight magnetic charge. Please check with your doctor before working with this crystal if you wear a pacemaker. Items marketed as “Magnetic Hematite” are not actually Hematite at all and should be avoided by those wearing a pacemaker.
Love, Loyalty, Commitment
Primary Chakras: Root, Sacral, Heart
Astrological signs: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
A stone of commitment. The gorgeous, deep shades of red in the garnet are said to energize wearers, which could help them deal with health issues. Wear garnet to give your whole system a boost, revitalize your body, and promote your emotional well-being by boosting your confidence. The stone is also said to bring protection from evil and bad karma. Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business. Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them. Wear your garnet anywhere, but near the heart is said to be optimal.
The flash and fire of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating dark places and dark souls. Garnet is a good stone for bringing joy and hope to its user, and helps lessen anger, especially toward oneself. Garnet’s fire stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet will quickly “light a fire” under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.
Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy. Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty.
All Types of Love, Compassion, Self Esteem
Primary Chakras: Heart, Higher Heart
Astrological signs: Taurus, Libra
Stone of unconditional love. Rose Quartz is one of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also calming and soothing.The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing release of pent-up emotions and grief. Rose Quartz also helps release unexpressed feelings about others.
Rose Quartz is used to heal ailments of the thymus, heart, and lungs. Rose Quartz is also known to help heal breast cancer and is an excellent support stone for most other types of cancer as well. Rose Quartz helps bring about a more youthful complexion; aides in circulatory, heart, adrenal gland, spleen and kidney ailments; alleviates vertigo, asthma and varicose veins; eases problems with sexual frustration and balances the sex drive.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.
Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love. Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships, bringing calm and peace.
In terms of lore, Rose Quartz is the gemstone of love. It is believed to promote romantic love, fertility, sexuality and energy. Wearing it is said to relieve anger, tension, guilt grief and fear, making the wearer look years younger. It dispels negativity, promotes calmness and reassurance, reduces high blood pressure and speeds overall healing.
To get the most benefit from a rose quartz, wear the gemstone on a pendant around your neck. This allows the stone to stay close to your heart and help close emotional wounds, promote self-love, and keep your heart open to positive relationships. A gift of a rose quartz can be a wonderful message to someone going though a divorce, breakup, family estrangement, or any struggle with loneliness and lack of inner peace.
Communication, Intuition, Inner Power
Primary Chakras: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Libra
Stone of wisdom. Lapis lazuli is beautiful deep blue crystal laced with adornments. A Third Eye Chakra opener, Lapis Lazuli connects the physical and celestial kingdoms. Deeply peaceful, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms. Lapis Lazuli can be a key to spiritual development. It protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source. Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers and pain.
Lapis encourages clear, truthful expression when sharing information with others, including an easier voicing/communication of anger. It reminds us of the power of the spoken word and is one of the best stones to use when opening and balancing the Throat Chakra. Lapis Lazuli helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue”.
Nurturing, Grounding, Stabilizing
Primary Chakras: Root, Sacral
Astrological signs: Aries, Scorpio
Red Jasper brings tranquility and wholeness while sustains and supports during times of stress. Jasper unifies all aspects of your life and reminds people to help each other. Red Jasper is a staple of the medicine bag. Many use Red Jasper as a calming stone and to stimulate the Root Chakra. Jasper can be used to further your knowledge of the connection between humans and nature.
A gentle stone, Red Jasper that works slowly and effectively. A wonderful stone to ground anyone who is overly sensitive to crystalline energy. Red Jasper aids in resolving difficult situations and can be used to ground and stabilize the Aura. Using Jasper can bring helpful insights into view that can help to progress toward set goals, or to understand why a change may be.
Red Jasper can connect one deeply to the vibrations of the Earth, bringing a greater understanding of the necessity of natural events.
Benefit: Healing, Abundance, Growth
Primary Chakras: Heart
Astrological signs: Virgo, Taurus
Green Aventurine is an all-around healing stone with benefits for the lungs, liver, sinuses, and heart. Use Green Aventurine to loosen and release negativity and energy blockages, including disease. A premier stone to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and is effective for working through unresolved emotional issues.
Use Green Aventurine for gridding a home or workspace. It is a great crystal to use when working with the Heart Chakra and/or the Water Elements.
Cleanse and recharge the stone only in the moonlight by placing it on a windowsill or outdoors overnight during the full moon and as often as it is used. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself.
Healing, Enhancing, Amplification
Primary Chakras: All
Astrological signs: All
Placing a Quartz crystal upon the heart space will help to clear any emotional blockages and replace those blockages with strong feelings of self acceptance and love. Quartz allows us to literally “see” clearly our emotional and mental states of being in order to make necessary changes and steps toward healing. Clear quartz crystals has been associated with balance, clarity and energy, and credited with benefiting overall health and spiritual well-being. Clear Quartz enhances and strengthens the aura, amplifying any energy or intention. Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras. It protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.
Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. It radiates its energies outward, into the surrounding environment.
In ancient times, clear quartz was used to carve crystal balls. People believed they could see into the future by gazing into them. The gem has been steadfastly equated with magical, mystical properties throughout the ages, right up until modern times.
Wearing, carrying or meditating with a clear quartz crystal is said to open the mind and heart to higher guidance. It is a great stone to wear close to the body, where it has the power to enhance the inner spirit as well as the outward appearance of its wearer. Meditating with the Quartz and visualizing what one is trying to achieve is a powerful process.
Benefit: Protection, Purification, Spirituality
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn
Amethyst can help to alleviate headaches and migraines, dispels nightmares and helps with insomnia. Its tranquil qualities make it a great gift for energy enthusiasts, nature admirers and mystics.
Anyone struggling with from anxiety, mood disorders, and addictions can find solace in the tranquil energy of Amethyst crystals.
For thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quartz family has been a jewel coveted by royalty Across many cultures this crystal is attributed to have many powers. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. Amethyst had a firm niche in medicine, an esteemed as a stone of friendship and symbolised trust and piety.
Cleanse and clear your crystal as often as it is used. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself. Cleanse and recharge the stone only in the moonlight by placing it on a windowsill or outdoors overnight during the full moon. Amethyst will fade in sunlight if exposed for prolonged periods of time.