Crystals & Stones
Downloaded from the Online Book of Shadows in 1992.
Gem stones have been used for centuries as meditation aid and magical
foci. Each individual type of stone has different properties. Here are
some healing and spiritual properties and ancient legend and lore.
ADVENTURINE | Heart
Soothes emotions, used for the heart and heartache, for acceptance of
self and others, for inner peace. Increases perception and creative insight.
Stimulates opportunity and motivation.
AGATE | Solar-Plexus, Heart
Compels truth, promotes, good manners, happiness, intelligence, prosperity.
Longevity, fertility, and good health, affects stomach, throat, heart.
Moss Agates considered to be most powerful. Aid in restoration of energy,
used in healing, and believed to bring wearer happiness, wealth, health,
and long life. Increases ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner
bitterness. Carnelian-gives protection and energy. Moss green-balances
emotional energy. Moss red-balances physical energy. Blue lace-gives tranquility.
Powerful healing stone with large amount of organic energy. In ancient
times, ground to a powder and mixed with honey or oil of roses for various
physical problems. Filters germs and infections and has the power to disinfect.
Worn around the neck to help fight infection and respiratory diseases.
Lifts the spirits.
AMETHYST | Crown
Calming, grounding, a cleanser and spiritual stimulator, yin/yang balance,
strengthens heart, cleanses liver of toxins, excellent for lung problems.
Increases spiritual awareness, has a calming and soothing influence, has
the ability to transmute negative into positive, and is very effective
as a healing stone. Warmed and placed on the forehead and temples, it
is good for headaches. Has the ability to draw through it forces directed
towards the body and repels vibrations which the body doesn't need, thus
releasing only the energy patterns beneficial to the body. Best worn in
healing near the heart center. Opens up spiritual and psychic centers.
Helps prevent drunkenness.
Promotes communication and mental clarity.
Calms nervous tension. Calming effects of the sea. Used to help banish
fears and phobias. Means seawater. Soothing and cleansing.
AZURITE | Heart
All purpose healing stone. Powerful healing stone, invokes spiritual guidance,
opens psychic eye. Good for dreams and improving psychic ability.
BLOODSTONE | Root
Offers courage, endurance, harmony, used to stop bleeding, helps in making
decisions, used for iron deficiency, in blood, for moving kundalini energy,
and to invoke peace in all who are drawn to it. Stimulates flow of energy
for healing blood circulation, stops hemorrhaging. Removes emotional blockages.
CITRINE | Solar Plexus
Generates radiant, happy vibrations, helps thoughts to be clear and emotions
controlled, raises thinking to intuitive levels, on a physical level it
can be used to help eliminate toxins from the colon, gall bladder and
kidneys and entire eliminative system.
Stimulates openness and accelerates the awakening of the mind. An aid
to the digestive system. Helps eliminate toxins. Encourages tremendous
healing on the emotional and mental levels, helps unblock subconscious
fears, and serves as a natural relaxant.
CHRYSOPRASE | Solar plexus, heart
Has a quality of compassion and a capacity for fine attunement works on
the solar plexus and heart areas to soothe emotions, will help tranquilize
many forms of neurosis, also used to absorb or deflect unwanted energies.
Balances physical energy and relaxes tensions. Carries the creative vibrations
of the sea.
Promotes creativity, stimulates perception and insight, and strengthen
memory. Beneficial effect on the eyes.
FLUORITE | Crown, 3rd eye
Multidimensional stone, balances and integrate slower (human) self with
higher (spiritual) self, good for meditation over 3rd eye chakra, works
well with virulent diseases. Opens and softens the way for the use of
other stones. Excellent used in aquariums-provides needed minerals.
GARNET | Root
Stimulates happiness, peace, balance, patience, inspiration, persistence,
good for re-birthing, menstruation and life passages, disorders, fertility,
eases arthritis pain. Balances hormones, good for mental depression, enhances
self-esteem, alleviates bad dreams, and encourages success in business.
Thought to assist in seeing into past incarnations.
HEMATITE | Root
A very grounding stone, very cooling to the physical body, use for fevers,
alleviates worry and anxiety as it allows for mental clarity, often known
as the "worry stone""
Calming to the emotions. Worn as an amulet to confer strength and procure
favorable legal judgments. In Egypt, used to reduce inflammation and treat
hysteria. Considered to be a grounding stone. Helps maintain balance between
body, mind, and spirit.
HERKIMER DIAMOND| Crown
Very balancing special variety of quartz crystal works with yin/yang energies,
often known as the "Dream Crystal", aids in bringing teachings
of the dream state into conscious awareness, very highly attuned spiritually
Stimulates practicality, wisdom, and universal attunement. Thought to
provide a link between the spiritual and the mundane. Most revered by
For energy balancing of emotions and stress.
KYANITE | Crown, 3rd eye
Aligns all chakras, if so directed can open chakras (energy centers in
the body), dispels frustration and anger, excellent attunement stone,
good for meditating, aids in past life regression.
LAPIS LAZULI | Throat, 3rd eye
Used over 3rd eye (brow) chakra, assists in opening and clarifying (Brow)
inner vision, provides strength, vitality and self-assurance, used for
disorders of the throat, heart, spleen, blood, skin and to counter effects
of stroke and epilepsy, also good for dream work.
Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, & psychic experiences, healing and
strengthening when worn next to the skin. Strengthens mind and body to
LITHIUM | Crown, Solar Plexus
Helps to reduce stress and ease depression, with-Tourmaline relates to
cycles of birth and death and eases transition, good preparatory stone
inner spiritual work, on physical helps with digestion.
MALACHITE | Crown, etheric body
Parathyroid glands, nerve, spleen, pancreas, used to release repressed
emotions and for physical detoxing
Often used as a child's talisman to sleep soundly & protect from
bad dreams. Stimulates clear vision and insight, represents hope and inner
peace, believed to protect from danger. Increases abundance in all areas
MOONSTONE | Crown
Brings good fortune. Reflects the wearers being and feelings. Promotes unselfishness.
Opens the heart to humanitarian love and hope. Good for protection while
traveling on water. Gives clarity to spiritual understanding. Good for pre-menstrual
symptoms and balancing to the reproductive system. Used to ease childbirth.
Has a very calming effect on the emotions, stimulates the pineal gland,
assists in stimulating the feeling (intuitive) nature, eases menstrual
pain, alleviates many degenerative conditions in the skin, hair, eyes,
and body fluids (tears, digestive juices).
OBSIDIAN | 3rd eye, root
Used to sharpen both the internal and external vision, one of the most
important "teachers" of the New Age stones, teaches one the
truth of self in relation to ego, depicts the contrasts of life-day and
night, darkness and light, truth and error.
Stimulates feminine qualities, used to focus attention, helps pull together
mental and spiritual forces, peace of mind. Represents purity, modesty,
PERIDOT | Brown heart
Promotes digestion, eases ailments in the digestive system, used for protection,
prosperity, emotional calming, purifies, balances.
Dispels fears, guilt, and depression. Used to counteract negative emotions
and healing of the spirit. Affects top three chakras. Once worn as a means
of gaining foresight and divine inspiration.
PHANTOM | All
Very powerful tool for the New Age, Reed or used to ground and center
while attuning to higher spiritual energies, in healing work used to disperse
PYRITE | Solar Plexus
Has a very protecting, shielding aspect which works on the physical, mental,
emotional levels. Shields from many forms of negative energy, strengthens
circulatory system, clears oxygen in the blood.
QUARTZ | Transpersonal, All purpose
all healing, amplifies personal thought-forms, transmutes energy point
and forms protective shield around auric field, excellent for meditation
stone, color work, aura work, very energizing.
Amplifies the healing energy of the one using it. Used to help draw out
pain. Able to tap into the energies of the universe. A good stone for
meditating on. Works primarily with the Third Eye center, also relates
well with the heart center. To be able to tune into the quartz promotes
clarity while concentrating on it. Also affects the crown chakra. Very
potent and often worn to protect from negative vibrations. Cleanse regularly.
Rutilated- needles help focus attention. Smoky-good for calming the mind.
Rose-vibrations of universal love & inner serenity
QUARTZ - IRRADIATED |
Absorbs all forms of negative energy, placed on or near electrical equipment
(T.V., microwave, computer) to absorb harmful energies.
QUARTZ - ROSE | Heart
Comforts heart from all wounds, helps heal emotional pain, enhances love
, self-love, positive outlook, joy and oneness, helpful for heart, throat,
ears, nose, hypertension
QUARTZ - SMOCK | Root and Solar Plexus
Eases depression, fear and panic, clears aura, very grounding, enhances
positive attitudes, tranquilizes, works well with root chakra to release
negative blocks emotional and physical, used for menstrual cramps, intestines,
stomach and digestion.
RUBY | Root
Increases vigor, renews vitality and cleanses the blood. The stone of
TIGER EYE |
Very powerful protection, clarity of thought.
TOPAZ | Solar Plexus
Draws negativity from chakras, protects against insomnia and depression,
mood elevator, revitalizes, very stimulating to the creative thinking
processes, eases death. Calms emotions, protects against external stressors.
To restore physical energy & quiet emotional nature.
TOURMALINE | Root
Works as a protective shield, consumes negative energy without releasing
it into the atmosphere, has to do with visions and "seeing"
with compassion, good for the eyes, teaches to expand limited concepts
of thinking, relates to aspirations for higher love, very complete stone.
TURQUOISE | Heart, Throat
Known as "The Sky Stone", is excellent for both Spiritual attunement
and healing of the energy centers and the physical body, valuable for
grounding as well as for vision quests and astral travel, purifies all
levels of being and is capable of handling strong negativity, also used
for wounds and for damage to bones.
Causes the wearer to be more flexible, more understanding and more objective
in purpose and reason. Calming. Each person has a different response to
this stone. Causes a reaction in the intestinal tract. Black and Crystal-removes
negativity and cleanses. Some say it should not be worn as jewelry. Electric
and magnetic properties. Vibrates calming radiations, protective, and
restores healthy mental attitude. Stone of friendship. Balancing and healing.
Great strength and vitality. Takes on characteristics of the wearer.