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.
Strength, Transformation, Intuition
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo
Stone of transformation and change. Labradorite flashes with colors deep within, including blue, green and gold. Highly mystical and easy to fall in love with. Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra.
Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc.) habits.
Labradorite enhances strength of will and feelings of inner worth. It is useful for bringing up and healing old memories. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use. Labradorite is also very protective against negative energies, balancing, strengthening and protecting the aura and sealing the aura from energy leaks.
Labradorite can aid in communicating with our highest self and helps to assists when facing and navigating all types of changes and challenges, attracting strength and perseverance.
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.
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.
Benefit: Creativity, Physical Vitality, Grounding
Primary Chakras: Sacral
Astrological signs: Cancer, Leo
Carnelian focuses analytical capabilities, and aids meditation by allowing deeper concentration and keeping out interrupting thoughts. Helpful when making decisions to stay focused in the here and now and not on past experiences.
Carnelian helps improve blood circulation, aids in male impotency, increases appetite, alleviates problems of the liver, bladder, kidneys and spleen. It can help with PMS as well as anxiety associated with sexual anxieties.
Carnelian is a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Wearing or carrying Carnelian enhances vitality and will, encourages initiative and determination.
The crystal’s energy offers support approaching new projects and realizing dreams.
Used in ancient times to help calm the fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life.
Carnelian does not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, but suggest clearing your Carnelian 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.
Protection, Creativity, Balance
Primary Chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Third Eye
Astrological signs: Leo, Capricorn
Stone of inner strength. It calls upon primal strength which energizes the body, strengthening and fortifying the physical body. This also immensely boosts one’s willpower and creative energy giving one the desire to create and the vigor to carry these desires into the physical realm
It assists with overcoming fatigue and discouragement so that one can fully carry out the directives of the will. Tiger Eye is also a stone of mental clarity and balance, sharpening the intellect so that one may act effectively and practically. It enhances one’s logic, aids in balancing polarities, and opens one’s mind to paradoxes.
Tiger Eye gives off a strong solar energy and powerful vibrations of vitality, clarity, and creativity. It stimulates the first three chakras, keeping one grounded and calm while pushing one forward into physical action.
You can carry Golden Tiger Eye in your pocket when you need a boost of creative energy, or when dealing with issues involving power, will, control, and/or concentration. Golden Tiger Eye can provide balance to those experiencing extremes, and as such, can be helpful to those with manic depression, or bipolar disorder. Physically, Tiger Eye offers strength and vitality, and can encourage the proper function of the endocrine system.
Sunny Tiger Eye brings brightness and optimism to a situation, and shines insight onto problems. Known as a stone of protection, especially for travelers, Golden Tiger Eye brings good luck and prosperity to the user. Ancients used Tiger Eye as a talisman against bad luck and curses. Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of Kundalini energies. Tiger Eye is a must for anyone’s healing kit.
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”.
Stability, Prosperity, Longevity
Primary Chakras: Heart, Root
Astrological signs: Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Aries
Jade is an abundance and prosperity stone. It can be kept in a cash register to increase business, or carried/worn to start a new enterprise. Nephrite is also an earth healing crystal and will bring abundance in the garden. It can be placed in and around the home to bring peace and harmony to all who reside there, and when placed near the Heart chakra, encourages unconditional love. A protective stone, Nephrite can be used to prevent accidents and other mishaps.
Physically, Jade alleviates skin problems such as acne; assists the lymphatic system; helps with bladder and kidney problems, and eases the pain of arthritis and other joint illnesses, especially in the hips. Nephrite also helps with fluid retention, high blood pressure and imbalances in blood sugar levels. It is especially helpful for teenagers and children who are shy, lonely or dealing with changing hormones.
Place on the abdomen to stimulates the digestive system and relieve gastritis. It is beneficial for the eyes, hollow organs such as the stomach, uterus, intestines, etc., and heals skin disorders and itching due to insect bites. Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. A cold Agate placed on the forehead is generally effective in relieving fever. Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking. Agate encourages a sense of reality and pragmatic thinking.
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.