CRYSTALS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES
A-Z of some Crystals, Minerals and Gemstones, and their properties for use in Crystal Healing:
Agate is a variety of chalcedony which usually exhibits multi-coloured banding or patterns, which are visible when polished. Agate normally forms in nodules, and there are many, many different types of agate - here are just a few:-
BLUE LACE AGATE:
Physical Description: Blue Lace Agate has white and pale-blue banding, or lace-like patterns.
General: Spiritual, Air, Movement, Communication, Earthing and Calming.
Uses: Throat problems, Arthritis, Bone Strengthener, Pancreas, Lymphatic System, Circulation, Colon, Fever.
Chakra: Throat (5th), 3rd Eye (6th), Heart (4th)
Physical Description: Banded with parallel lines, mostly purple-grey or pink, with white patterns.
General: Strengthening - mental and physical.
Uses: Toxin Elimination, Helps deal with addiction, Eases Depression, Balances Emotions, Aids Concentration.
Chakra: Crown (7th), Heart (4th)
Physical Description: Translucent with green hornblende inclusions.
General: Known as the "rain stone" and was said to have been used in the past to draw rain from the sky. Promotes planetary balance, and attunement with nature.
Uses: Heart and Lung disorders, Digestive Problems, Toxin Elimination, Cleanses the Immune System, Tissue Regeneration and is said to be a useful stone for cancer sufferers.
Chakra: Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A Feldspar mineral found in masses, or short crystal formations. Usually blue-green in colour with white flecks.
General: Uplifting, Mental Clarity, Soothes Nerves, Balancing
Uses: Bone Strengthener, Osteoporosis, Calcium Deposits in the body, Boosts Confidence, Strengthens Heart and Physical Body, Creativity, Vision Enhancer, Eases Fear and Worries.
Chakra: Heart (4th) and Throat (5th)
Physical Description: A Fossilised resin of ancient trees, normally yellow-brown in colour.
General: Known as the “Mindful Stone” - said to vibrate memories from the past. Calming, Absorbs Negative Energy.
Uses: Throat Problems, Respiratory Conditions, Asthma, Earache, Bladder and Kidney Problems, Lifts Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
Chakra: Sacral (2nd) and Solar Plexus (3rd)
Physical Description: A variety of Quartz, composed of silicon dioxide, and is purple in colour. Sometimes Amethyst has white banding, and can also be blended with Citrine (Yellow) to form Ametrine, and may blend with clear rock crystal. Amethyst forms as clusters, or masses, on a base of geode.
General: Spiritual, Balancing, Stabilising, Strengthening, Peace, Psychic Enhancer, Stone of Love. Used by Baccus as a cure for drunkenness.
Uses: A General Healing Stone, Calming Effect, especially for Mental Stress. Useful for people suffering from Nightmares, Boosts Immune System, Arthritis, Stimulates the Brain, pineal and pituitary glands, good for endocrine system, headaches and brings Inspiration, Intuition and Dream Revelation.
Chakra: Crown (7th) and 3rd Eye (6th)
Physical Description: Forms in nodules, masses and crystals and is a dense blue and white colour.
General: Peace, Balance, Aids Communication of Emotions and Love, Protective, Psychic Ability, All Forms of Travel, Creativity.
Uses: Throat Problems, Thyroid and Thymus Gland, Gently Stimulates the Heart, Soothes Feelings of Anxiety or Trauma, Helps us deal with troublesome times. Said to be useful for overcoming fear of flying.
Chakra: Throat (5th) and Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A variety of Obsidian, volcanic glass which appears black in colour, but when held up to the light, is transparent or smokey. Usually found in spherical shapes.
General: Grouding, Soul Reflection, Comforting in times of Loss or Grief.
Uses: Promotes Forgiveness, Eliminates Toxins, Eases Muscular Spasms. Can help find Insight in dark times.
Chakra: Base (1st)
Physical Description: Forms in pyramid-like structures, crystals and masses and is normally clear or white, or sometimes green.
General: Clarity of Mind, Gentle, Astral Travel, Guiding.
Uses: Can be helpful to irritated eyes, promotes Intuition and the ability to recognise mistakes and correct them.
Chakra: Good on All Chakras, especially Crown if Clear and the Heart if Green.
Physical Description: A variety of Beryl, crystallises in prisms and is a pale blue or green colour.
General: Clarity, Fears and Phobias, Calming, Peace, Compassion.
Uses: Eyes, Throat, Stomach, Liver, Glands, Teeth and Bones.
Chakra: Throat (5th) or Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A mineral variety of quartz which contains sparkles of hematite, mica or geotlite. Mainly occurs as green, but can be found in blue and peach colours.
General: Balances Masculine and Feminine Energies, Enhances Creativity, Helps one to trust Instincts, and to gain Control of a situation. Is useful when studying or taking exams. Relieves Fear and Anxiety.
Uses: Heart and Lungs, Strengthens Muscles, useful for Migraine, Eyes, Balances Blood Pressure
Chakra: Green Aventurine - Heart (4th)
Uses: Helps rid Confusion, bringing Clarity in difficult times. Increases Confidence and Beliefs.
Chakra: Blue Aventurine - 3rd Eye (6th)
Uses: Peach Aventurine has similar properties to Carnelian, a Feminine Stone, Helpful to Feminine Reproductive System, Fertility, Childbirth, Trust Feminine Instincts.
Chakra: Peach Aventurine - Solar Plexus (3rd) or Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A copper carbonate which occurs in shades of royal blue, known as "Stone of Heaven". It forms mainly in nodules, masses and occasionally small crystals. Azurite can also be found with Chrysocolla or Malachite.
General: Psychic Awareness, Divination, Meditation, Helps with deep-rooted problems in the sub-conscious mind. Useful in times of worry. Helps make Decisions and enhances Creativity.
Uses: Eliminate Toxins, Growths, Improves Circulation, Arthritis and Rheumatics.
Chakra: 3rd Eye (6th)
Physical Description: A dark green variety of Chalcedony, with hints of Red Jasper.
General: Overcome Depression, Courage, Renewal, Revitalising, Strengthening, Decision Making, Centering.
Uses: Purifies the Blood, Iron Deficiencies, Detoxifying, beneficial for Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Bladder, Bone Marrow.
Chakra: Useful for All Chakras, especially the Heart (4th)
Physical Description: Composed of calcium carbonate, often containing magnesium, iron and other impurities which give Calcium it's colour. Calcite on it's own with no impurities is white in colour and when it blends with other compounds can be found in many colours..
General: Balances Emotions, Energising and useful in Meditation and Channeling.
Uses: Eyesight, Calcium in body, Bone development, Spleen, Pancreas and Kidneys.
Chakra: All, especially the Crown (7th)
Uses: Expression of Feelings and Emotions, Helps to Speak your Mind. Clarity, Helps Adapt to Changes in Life, Balancing.
Chakra: Throat (5th)
Uses: Energising, Mental Clarity, Channeling, Meditation, Comforting, Eases Depression.
Chakra: Crown (7th) or Navel (2nd)
Uses: Grounding, Reassuring, Helps communicate Personal Problems or Sexual Problems. Promotes a Feeling of Safety, Opens Emotions. Helps with blockages to the 1st and 2nd Chakras.
Chakra: Base (1st) or Navel (2nd)
Uses: Mental Clarity, Calms Rage and Anger. Promotes Prosperity. Also useful for Kidneys, Pancreas and Spleen.
Chakra: Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A variety of Chalcedony, mostly in red, pink, orange, brown shades.
General: Powerful Healer, Feminine Stone, Compassion, Creativity, Calming and helps to ease Trauma. Protects from Jealousy and Envy, helps to promote love and happiness, especially within families.
Uses: Bleeding Problems, Feminine Reproductive System, Menstrual Problems, Fertility, Stomach Cramps, Gall Bladder, Liver, Fevers.
Chakra: Navel (2nd) and Solar Pelxus (3rd)
Physical Description: Crystalises in tabular orthorhombic crystal clusters, in masses and nodules, and ranges in colour, but the most popular and probably the best is Madagascar Celestite in pale blue.
General: Known as "Fairy of Fortune", Celestite helps to relieve Mental Tension, promote Clarity, Develop Awareness, Relieve Stress, Balance and promote Truthfulness. It is used by some people to aid Astral Travel, Dreamwork and opens the sub-conscious mind.
Uses: Eye Disorders, Hearing/Ear Problems, Mental Problems and stimulates an underactive Thyroid.
Chakra: Throat (5th) and 3rd Eye (6th). Clear Celestite is useful on the Crown Chakra (7th).
Physical Description: A copper silicate, also known as Gem Silica, is normally blue and green in colour, often with black and brown parts. Chrysocolla is sometimes also found with Malachite and Azurite.
General: Communication, especially with Nature and The Earth, Inner Strength, Endurance, Vitality, Stimulating. Balances Home and Work Environments, and promotes Peace.
Uses: Stimulating to Pancreas, useful for Respiratory Disorder healing, Muscular pains, Menstral Problems, Stomach related problems, Arthritis, Blood Disorders.
Chakra: Throat (5th), Heart (4th), 3rd Eye (6th) and Solar Plexus (3rd).
Physical Description: A variety of Chalcedony/Quartz and is apple-green in colour, foudn with brown matrix rock.
General: Balances Masculine and Feminine Energies, Love, Self-Esteem, Nervousness, Worry, Banishes Greed and Envy, promotes Acceptance. Said to help mend a Broken Heart.
Uses: Fertility, Strengthens Reproductive System, Speech Impediments, Regulates the Heart.
Chakra: Heart (4th)
Physical Description: A variety of Quartz, composed of silicon dioxide, yellow-burnt orange in colour. Usually forms in hexagonal clusters on a geode base, but can also form in short, terminated crystals. It is the most valuable of the quartz gems.
General: Balancing, Mental Focus and Clarity, Uplifting, Helps find Direction in Life. May promote Wealth, Communication, Self-Esteem.
Uses: Back Problems, Aligns the Spine, Activates the Thymus, Balances the Thyroid, Improves Circulation, Strengthens the Immune System and Organs and improves Digestion.
Chakra: Balances All Chakras, especially the Navel (2nd) and the Solar Plexus (3rd)
Physical Description: A variety of Beryl, forms in prismatic crystals, and is green in colour.
General: Jewel of Love, Promotes Domestic Happiness, Perception, Memory, Useful in Meditation, Helps with Emotional Trauma, Balances Emotions.
Uses: Lungs, Heart, Insomnia, Eyes, Spine.
Chakra: Heart (4th)
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