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Metaphysical Properties Of Gemstones And Zodiac Stones Metaphysical Properties Of Gemstones And Zodiac Stones

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF GEMSTONES:

(Zodiac Stones Follow Metaphysical Properties)

All descriptions of the metaphysical properties and lore of gemstones are from the Love Is In The Earth - A Kaleidoscope Of Crystals series By Melody.

Please be advised that the following descriptions and/or properties are meant solely for educational and entertainment purposes only, and are not to be used as a replacement to, or instead of traditional professional medical treatment.

Agate - is a cryptocrystalline, variegated type of Chalcedony and is the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Gemini. Agate is the official state gemstone of Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, with Blue Agate being the official state gemstone of Nebraska. Agate is also an alternate fourteenth anniversary gemstone. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Agate provides for balancing of the yin-yang energy and for balancing of the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilizes the aura, providing a cleansing effect which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. Agate can be used to stimulate the analytical capabilities and precision. It has been used to strengthen sight, to diminish thirst, and to promote marital fidelity.

Amazonite - is a member of the Feldspar family and is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone. Amazonite provides for pacification and eliminates aggravation. It soothes the emotions, nerves, worries and fears. It is particularly rejuvenating to the heart and throat chakras, enhancing ones communications concerning love. It helps to both manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love. It provides a balancing and preventive energy, making it a wonderful stone to wear or carry.

Amber - is fossilized tree resin and is second (sacral/navel) chakra gemstone. Amber allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It emits a sunny and bright soothing energy which helps to calm nerves and to enliven the disposition. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. It aligns the ethereal energies to the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, providing for an even flow of perfect order to the requirements of the Earth plane while balancing the electro - magnetics of the physical body. It also acts to purify ones body, mind, and spirit when worn, carried, or used as an elixir. It has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises.

Amethyst - is the purple/lavender variety of Quartz. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Pisces, as well as the official state gemstone of South Carolina. Amethyst is also a sixth anniversary gemstone and the alternate gemstone for the ninth anniversary. Historically, the wearing of Amethyst was once reserved to only the rich and powerful monarchs and rulers throughout the world, but since the discovery of Amethyst deposits worldwide, it is now more widely available and consequently has become one of the most popular gemstones in the world. Amethyst it is a seventh (crown) chakra gemstone that is also known as the "stone of spirituality and contentment". It bestows strength, stability and peace, the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth. It has been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for those attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (either oneself or another). It controls temperament by imparting a soothing, calming, and tranquilizing influence, while clearing away unproductive and unkind vibrations. It as also said to help business affairs to prosper.

Ametrine - is a variety of Quartz, being a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine and is a third (solar plexus), sixth (brow/third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakra gemstone. Quartz is the official state mineral of Arkansas. Ametrine provides for balancing of the male/female qualities, stimulates the intellect and helps one to reach higher states more quickly during meditation, leading to peace, tranquility and cooperation. It disperses negativity from the aura and fills the voids with energizing and stabilizing qualities of pure light energy. It enhances all aspects of compatibility, allowing one to recognize that each "other" is both likened and bonded to oneself. It is also known to help one accept changes to the body (e.g., during periods of growth from childhood through physical maturations and when one is provided with artificial organs, implants, etc.).

Andalusite - (pronounced Ann-dah-lou-sight) is a polymorph of two minerals; Kyanite and Sillimanite, usually displaying an X or cross pattern (fairy crosses) and is a fourth (heart), fifth (throat) and sixth (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It encourages one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation and to help one realize the self - sacrifice is okay, but never required. It is known to stimulate memory and recollection and promotes the chivalrous aspects of ones character and encourages moderation in all things.

Apatite - the wearing/carrying of Apatite is known to suppress hunger. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. It is a stone of the future and will bring knowledge to those attuned to it by clearing mental confusion. It truly awakens the finer, inner self. It relates to and to the development of humanitarian pursuits - it is attuned to healing, storing information, communicating, balancing energy and teaching. It can also help to eliminate over-activity, under-activity, blockage, or congestion from any of the chakras. It can also be used to stimulate the development of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience.

Aqua Aura Quartz - are natural Quartz crystals that have been enhanced with pure Gold. Quartz crystals are placed in a solution in a special machine, then an electrical current is applied and the molecules of pure Gold permanently adhere/fuse to the natural electric charge surrounding the crystal. This application of Gold cannot be removed by rubbing or scraping. Aqua Aura combines both the properties of Quartz and Gold, producing a very intense energy. It stimulates the 5th (throat) chakra and is used to cleanse and smooth the aura, to activate all chakras and to release negativity from ones emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies. It is also used to activate the energy of other minerals for healing.

Aquamarine - is the blue member of the Beryl family, which also includes Emerald and Morganite. Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Scorpio. Aquamarine is the official state gemstone of Colorado and Beryl is also the official state mineral of New Hampshire. Aquamarine is a nineteenth anniversary gemstone, as well as the alternate eighteenth anniversary gemstone. Aquamarine is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone that is also known as the "stone of courage". It enhances ones ability for rapid intellectual response and the innate ability to always be prepared. It provides for alignment of the chakras and balancing of the network of structures connecting the physical and ethereal bodies. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy; it helps judgmental people be more tolerant, and can help one who is "swamped" by responsibility. Aqua also stimulates, activates and cleanses the fifth (throat) chakra, facilitating a higher quality of communication. It has been used to guard against injury during battle.

Aventurine (green) - (pronounced Ah-ven-ture-een) is a mixture of minerals, usually Quartz or Feldspar, spangled with bright particles of Mica or Hematite and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. It is used to activate and clear the heart chakra. It balances the male/female energies, enhancing ones creativity and amplifies ones leadership qualities. It is known to promote tranquility, a positive attitude toward life and to bring one into alignment with their center.

Banded Jasper - is an opaque and striped variety of Chalcedony. Known as the "supreme nurturer", it acts as a reminder that one is not here on this physical plane just for oneself, but here to bring joy and substance to others. Often worn by shaman to provide protection, Jasper holds an aspect of solar energy and a connection to the solar plexus chakra which also helped shaman in their magical practices. It protects against negativity and helps one to be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the Earth. It can be used to align the energy of the chakras and it also balances the yin-yang energy, as well as the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilizes the aura, providing for a cleansing effect to smooth dysfunctional energies and to eliminate negativity. A sustaining stone, Jasper can be quite helpful in times of extended hospitalization and when ones energy is low. Jasper can be used to treat the loss of sense of smell and it has been reported to soothe the nerves.

Black Onyx - is a black variety of Chalcedony. Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the alternate birthstone for the month of February, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo and is a seventh anniversary gemstone. Black Onyx is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone, but as for the other colors of Onyx, chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Onyx has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It helps one to absorb, from the universe, those energies which are needed. It further helps one to follow the path alone, promoting the recognition of personal strengths and assisting one in the understanding of the reality of the moment. It helps one to become the master of ones own future. It can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.

Black Marble with Hematite - possesses both the properties of Black Marble and Hematite. See Marble and Hematite.

Black Star Diopside - is used to stimulate the intellect and provide assistance in mathematical and analytical pursuits and is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone. It enhances academic learning and couples the practical side of ones nature to both the sciences and arts. It allows one to understand the duality within the self, and further stimulates retrieval of the feminine side of nature, being a good stone for healing those who will not allow themselves to cry. It has also been used to calm pets.

Black Tourmaline - and all colors of Tourmaline are the traditional birthstone for the month of October, with Opal being the modern birthstone. Tourmaline is also the official national gemstone of the United States and the official state gemstone of Maine, as well as being an eighth anniversary gemstone. Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone that can be used to both repel and protect against negativity. It acts to protect one from being victimized by the negative energy of another. It has also been used as an energy deflector, being an excellent stone for those with potential for exposure to excessive amounts of radiation. It provides for an increase in ones physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity and can maintain ones "spirits" even in conditions which appear to emit the messages of "gloom and doom". It is a protective stone against "spells" which are cast by the negative side of another. It is also used to activate grounding between the first chakra and the center of the Earth, providing for further enhancement of ones well-being on the physical plane, and protecting against those in the spirit world and/or those on the physical plane who are not in the "light" and do not understand the love of the universe.

Black Zebra Marble - is a brecciated and metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite found only in the mountains of Pakistan. Black Zebra Marble, as well as all the colors of Marble, are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Black Zebra Marble produces a nurturing instinct and can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the bone marrow and for viral and bacterial infections, sore throat, lower back pain and to increase flexibility – both physical and mental.

Bloodstone - is green Jasper (a form of Chalcedony) with red inclusions of either Iron Oxide or Red Jasper that are supposed to resemble spots of blood, hence the name. Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope and is the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign on Aries, a first (base/root) chakra gemstone and the alternate fourteenth anniversary gemstone. This mineral is an intense healing stone and is known as the "stone of courage". It can be used to awaken and to introduce uniformity within the vibrations of energy in the base, sacral/navel and heart chakras. It also provides one with the centering and grounding energy of the heart, and is conducive to balancing the total body in order to help one to overcome any distress and anxiety which is associated with the re-alignment of the energies. It grants one the mastery of renewal - for renewal of the physical, mental and emotional. It also provides for the revitalization of love, relationships, and friendships.

Blue Calcite - see Calcite.

Blue Chalcedony - (pronounced Cal-said-oh-knee) is a member of the Quartz family. It was named for the ancient Greek city of Chalcedon and is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone. It was used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, promoting stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribes. It is useful for balancing the energy of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is a stone to encourage "brotherhood" among all. It symbolizes benevolence and good will, the benevolence stemming from the nurturing energy within the stone. It alleviates hostilities, irritability, and melancholy. It also enhances generosity, responsiveness and receptivity.

Blue Lace Agate - is a Microcrystalline, variegated member of the Chalcedony family, displaying pale blue and white lacey patterns and is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone. Agate is the official state gemstone of Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, with Blue Agate being the official state gemstone of Nebraska. Agate is also an alternate fourteenth anniversary gemstone. Blue Lace Agate helps one to reach extremely high spiritual spaces and has a highly inspirational influence when used for inner attunement. It activates the throat, heart, third - eye and crown chakras, helping one to enter into high-frequency states of awareness. Used in the treatment of arthritic conditions, it can be used to strengthen the skeletal structure and aid in the mending of breaks and fractures.

Blue Quartz - natural - is formed by the inclusion of tiny blue Rutile, Tourmaline or Zoisite inclusions and is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone. Quartz is also the official state mineral of Arkansas. Blue Quartz combines the qualities of the included mineral and further serves to activate the fifth (throat) chakra and to promote the speaking of that which is in ones mind. It actually assists one in removing the fear of reaching-out to others, and brings stimulation to new relationships. It assuages fear, helping one to see that the basis of fear is only incomplete knowledge; it assists one in gaining completion of this knowledge. It can be used to encourage consideration and thoughtfulness and is helpful to relationships.

Blue Topaz - is known as the "stone of true love and success in all endeavors" and is the birthstone for the month of November, as well as the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius. Topaz is also the official state gemstone of both Texas and Utah. Natural Blue Topaz is a fourth anniversary gemstone and a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone that promotes individuality and creativity and confidence in ones decisions. It also acts to replace negativity with love and joy. Also known as the "crystal of potency", it helps one to absorb that which is needed from the universe, prompting receptivity and willingness to act. Treasured by African Bushmen, it is used in ceremonies for healing and for connecting with the spirits who have departed from this plane. It is considered to bring wealth and health to the holder.

Calcite - is a sedimentary mineral formed by chemical precipitation through the evaporation of solutions rich in Calcium Bicarbonate. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Calcite is colorless or white, but can become green, pink, peach, golden, orange, yellow, red, blue, grey, or black when other compounds blend with it during formation. Calcite releases electrical impluses when placed under pressure and is an energy amplifier. It is said to help the mind and body to remember - the mind, to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of perfection during disease in order to return to the natural state of flawlessness. It brings forth a polarizing prismatic energy, which engenders a spectrum of energy to clear and to activate all of the chakras. Placing Calcite, of the appropriate chakra color, upon the chakra, has not only cleared and activated that chakra, but has provided a "sweeping" action which cleared the remaining centers. It is an excellent stone when studying the arts and sciences.

Carnelian - is a member of the Chalcedony family, as well as the alternate birthstone for the month of July and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Virgo. Carnelian is also a seventeenth anniversary gemstone and a second (sacral/navel) chakra gemstone. It stimulates analytical capabilities and awakens ones inherent talents. It protects against envy, fear and rage, and helps to banish sorrow. The message of Carnelian is that since one IS love, there is nothing to do but to offer the love - each offering of love bringing an exponential increase in the quantity of love returned. It can assist one in drama and in pursuits related to theatrical presentations.

Charoite - (pronounced Char-oh-ite) is a rare mineral found only in the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia - near the Charo River, hence it's name. It is a sixth (brow/third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakra gemstone. Usually translucent lavender to purple in color, it is referred to as a chatoyant gemstone, which means it has a pearly, swirling and shimmering luster. Charoite is a stone for this age. It provides for synthesis between the heart and crown chakras and combines the higher spiritual dimensions with unconditional love from the physical plane. It allows one to recognize, to integrate, and to understand those attributes exhibited on the physical plane which are thought to emit a negative vibration; hence, facilitating the acceptance of others, regardless of the development and/or actualization level in which they appear. This mineral provides for transmutation of negativity and for grounding to the spiritual self. It can be useful in cleansing the auric body, filling the chakras with a loving spiritual emotion of purity, and in assisting one in comprehension of self-inflicted "lessons". It enhances ones "giving" nature, opening the heart to allow one to "see" with love, and to recognize the connection between "All".

Chrysocolla - (pronounced Kris-oh-cola) is a blue - green member of the Quartz family, also known as Gem Silica, it is found near Copper deposits and is often confused with Turquoise. It is a fourth (heart), fifth (throat) and sixth (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It revitalizes and calms the base, navel and solar plexus chakras. It helps to ease emotional heartache and gives renewed strength and balance, and increases ones capacity to love. It can produce great inner strength, helping one to sustain during trying times. It promotes harmony, decreases negative emotions, furthers ones understanding of others and helps one to recognize there is more to life than that which is evidenced in materiality. It imparts an energy conducive to stabilizing the home and re-building relationships.

Chrysoprase - (pronounced Kris-oh-praise), is a form of Chalcedony, that is apple green in color. Chrysoprase is the alternate birhtstone for the month of May and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. Used for balancing of the yin-yang energy and alignment of the chakras with the ethereal plane. It activates, opens and energizes the heart chakra, bringing the necessary energy to the physical body, through the loving energy of the heart. It instills a state of grace within the user/wearer, facilitates deeper meditative states and compassion. It provides a non-judgmental attitude, an acceptance of others and of self. It can also help to heal a broken heart. It has been used to encourage fidelity in business and personal affairs.

Cinnabar - The word Cinnabar is derived from the Eastern Indian word for "dragon's blood". Originally, Cinnabar was a pigment mined from Iron ore quarries in Europe and Africa, but it was found to contain highly toxic levels of Mercury, so consequently, it is no longer used in the manufacturing of gifts and jewelry. Today, Cinnabar resin is created from the purified sap of the Lac tree, common to China's central and southern regions and is a safe, non-toxic reproduction of the pigment used in ancient times. Cinnabar is said to attract abundance and stimulate dignity, vitality and power, and is quite beneficial in the world of business and finance. It also brings one the qualities of fluency, persuasiveness, and effectiveness in ones aspirations, and furthers ones assertiveness while eliminating aggression. It is helpful in community work and in the organization structure, assisting one in remembering the "giving" qualities of the Divine. It is excellent in extracting energy blockages, yielding ease in alignment of the energy centers.

Citrine - is the golden or yellow member of the Quartz family and is the alternate birthstone for the month of November and a second (sacral/navel) chakra gemstone. Citrine is the thirteenth anniversary gemstone and also the alternate eleventh anniversary gemstone. Quartz is the official state mineral of Arkansas. Citrine is one of the two minerals on the planet which does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it; therefore, it never needs clearing or cleansing. It is known as the "merchant stone"; placing a crystal or cluster of Citrine in ones cash box has produced more income for the merchant. It not only assists in acquiring wealth, but also helps to maintain the state of wealth. Also used to balance the yin-yang energy and for aligning the chakras with the ethereal plane, it activates, opens and energizes the navel and solar plexus chakras, creating personal power, creativity and intelligent decisions. Especially in faceted form, it stimulates the crown chakra, being quite helpful in problem solving. It also helps stimulate mental focus and endurance. It is an excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems.

Clear/Crystal Quartz - is the clear, or crystal member of the Quartz family. Clear Quartz, Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal Quartz is the alternate birthstone for the month of April, as well as the official state mineral of Arkansas. It is referred to as rock crystal in the lapidary/rock hound world. Clear Quartz can be applied to any of the chakras and is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. Traditionally, the natural Quartz crystal was said to both harmonize and align human energies - thought, consciousness, emotions - with the energies of the universe and to make these greater energies available to humanity. The natural tendency of Quartz is for harmony, and it is recognized as a "stone of power". Quartz crystals can be used to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power and can provide for clarity in thinking to enable thoughts to more effectively influence matter and can be used to communicate with minerals, plants, animal, and intelligent forces outside of the physical dimension. Quartz is also said to dispel negativity in ones energy field and environment, as well as aligning the chakras, making it a very powerful healer.

Dalmatian Jasper - is a spotted member of the Jasper family. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. It enhances the sense of brotherhood, goodwill and benevolence. It is said to increase loyalty and to be very beneficial for long-term relationships. It helps one to see their inner strengths and weaknesses, and encourages grounding to both the Earth and in reality. It can be used for protection from nightmares, depression and negative thinking. It is particularly beneficial for people who have trouble relaxing and having fun.

Dyed Marble - see Marble.

Fancy Agate - see Agate.

Fluorite - (pronounced Floor-ite) and Rainbow Fluorite are known to bring order to chaos. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Fluorite is the official state gemstone and official state mineral of Illinois. It helps to impart impartiality and unbiased, detached reasoning in situations where it's beneficial to both sides to act objectively. It increases ones ability to concentrate by balancing the positive and negative relationships of the mind. It also provides a stabilizing energy, helping relationships, groups and individuals to flourish in a way that is beneficial to all. It is a perfect gift for someone who is ill, as it helps to nourish the energies of the body, and provides purification, cleansing and elimination of that which is in disorder.

Freshwater Pearl - is the product of the freshwater pearl oyster and it is the official state gemstone of both Kentucky and Tennessee. Pearl is known as the "stone of sincerity" and is the modern birthstone for the month of June. The original birthstone for the month of June was Alexandrite, but since it has become so rare and expensive, Pearl was chosen as it's replacement. Pearl is also a third and thirtieth anniversary gemstone. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause". Symbolizing faith, charity, innocence and purity, it enhances personal integrity and to help provide focus to ones attention. It is also used to inhibit boisterous behavior and provide reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

Garnet - is known as the "stone of health" and is the birthstone for the month of January, the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Aquarius and is a first (base/root) and fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. Garnet is also the official state gemstone of both Connecticut and New York, and is a second anniversary gemstone. Garnet is used to extract negative energy from the chakras and transmuting the energy to the beneficial state. It has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, South American Indians, Aztecs, African tribal elders and the Mayans. It enhances ones internal fire and creativity. Also known as a "stone of commitment", the loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding. It balances and stimulates the development and movement of the Kundalini and stimulates both the base and crown chakras. Garnet produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive and disorganized growth. Like Fluorite, it can be used to bring order to chaos.

Geodes - (pronounced Gee-odes) are usually spherical stones which contain a cavity lined with a crystalline structure (Amethyst, Citrine, Quartz, Calcite, etc.) growing toward the center of the stone. Known to assist in the pursuit of mathematics, Geodes also allow one to both recognize and analyze the total picture prior to making a decision. They also assist one in attaining highly effective communication skills and furthers ones connection to the higher forces and the higher planes, stimulating the bridge of association with those of like pursuits.

Goldstone - is a man-made type of glass made with Copper. It is said to be a Master Healer, stabilizing emotions and aiding in staying calm. Goldstone is used as an energy generator, and like a diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies. It reminds us to set goals that are lofty and work to attain them. Goldstone is effective when you are sending healing energies from the heart, throat and third-eye chakras. It is thought to increase the healing energies emanating from the hands and is often used for long distance healing. Technically this is a man-mad stone, but since it contains Copper, it is felt to be extremely helpful in increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Granite - is primarily composed of Quartz and Orthoclase (Feldspar). Granite can be used to enable one to “see the big picture” instead of being in the mind-set to “see the puddle, when there is an ocean awaiting.” It helps to banish the negative traits of skepticism and to train the user in the difference between beliefs and knowing. It helps one to maintain balance in relationships and cooperative efforts, facilitating diplomacy and discretion in al matters of import. It also enables one to “nip” disagreeable situations at the onset, defeating negativity with ease. Granite has been revered in ancient times by the Mayan nation and more recently the aboriginal tribes to be a sacred, magical stone - affording protection and increase to the user. It has also been reported that Granite brings one an increase in money and it can be used in the treatment of disorders associated with the hair, face and head.

Gray And White Marble - see Marble.

Green And White Marble - see Marble.

Green Multicolor Onyx - is a banded variety of Chalcedony found only in the mountains of Pakistan. It most commonly consists of banded colors of Green Onyx, with shades of honey, brown and burgundy tones, but some can also contain shades of blue or purple. Green Multicolor Onyx (also known as Green Banded Onyx, Multi Green Onyx, or Pakistani Onyx), as well as all colors of Onyx, are the alternate birthstone for the month of February and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo. Onyx is a seventh wedding anniversary gemstone, but due to its variety of colors, chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Onyx has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It helps one to absorb from the universe those energies which are needed. It helps one to become the master of ones own future and can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.

Green Zebra Marble - is a brecciated and metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite found only in the mountains of Pakistan. Green Zebra Marble, as well as all the colors of Marble, are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Green Zebra Marble produces a nurturing instinct and can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the bone marrow and for viral and bacterial infections, sore throat, lower back pain and to increase flexibility – both physical and mental.

Hematite - (pronounced He-ma-tight) is known as the "stone for the mind" and is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone, as well as being the official state mineral of Alabama. It helps one to sort things out and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. It assists one in mathematical pursuits and in the development of both mental and manual dexterity. It can be used to stimulate the desire for, and attainment of, peace, self control and inner happiness. It has been said to attract "kind" love and help one enter a loving relationship.

Howlite - (pronounced How-light) is a seventh (crown) chakra gemstone that has fine grey or black veins running through it in an erratic, or web-like pattern. It is sometimes referred to as White Buffalo or White Buffalo Stone, but is NOT to be confused with White Buffalo Turquoise, or Sacred Buffalo Turquoise, also known as Dry Creek Turquoise or White Turquoise. Howlite can be used to calm communications, facilitate awareness and encourage emotional expression. It combines the power of reasoning with observation and patience. It spurs one toward the ambition to reach ones goals and assist in eliminating hesitation with respect to action. Howlite can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage; hence, it is quite nice to have around.

Iolite - (pronounced Eye-oh-light) is a fifth (throat) and sixth (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It is also known as "water sapphire" or Cordierite and is the twenty first anniversary gemstone. It is a pleochroic gemstone, which means when viewed from different angles it displays different colors, however, is normally a dark blue to violet color. Used to stimulate the third eye and helps one to change "painlessly", with the change being toward spiritual growth. It balances the male/female aspects of ones character, creating harmony with the self. Its energy helps to release discord from ones life, allowing for progression toward perfection in this world and the next. It is also used in the elimination of debts and to facilitate acceptance of responsibility and excellence in ones endeavors and money management.

Jade - occurs in the form of Jadeite, Transvaal Jade and Nephrite Jade, and is the official state gemstone of both Alaska and Wyoming. Jade is a twelfth anniversary gemstone and the alternate third anniversary gemstone. It is known as the "dream stone" and also as a "stone of fidelity", bringing realization to ones potential and devotion to one purpose. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. It is used to release suppressed emotions via the dream process by placing a piece of Jade under your pillow prior to sleep. Revered by the Mayan culture, it facilitates peace within the physical, emotional and intellectual structures, as well as within the material world. It is said to bring the user a long and fruitful life with a gentle transition from this body to the spiritual world.

Labradorite - (pronounced Lab-ra-door-ite) is a sixth (brow/third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakra gemstone. It represents the "temple of stars", assisting one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It assists one to traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It also enhances patience and an inner knowing of "the right time". It allows for recognition that humanity represents the "Being of Light", transcending the limitations of the past and the thoughts of the future, and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment.

Lapis Lazuli - is a stone said to have existed since before "time was born" and known as a "stone of total awareness", helping expand awareness and intellectual capacity. Lapis Lazuli is the alternate birthstone for the month of September and it is a sixth (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone, as well as being the ninth anniversary gemstone. It helps one to remain objective and provides clarity and mental endurance. It can assist one in the organization of ones life and in the routine day to day activities. Revered by the Hebrews and Egyptians, it helps one to overcome depression and enhances the state of serenity and self acceptance. It is said to bring cheer to the user and bring success in relationships. It has been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks.

Lepidolite - (pronounced La-pee-doh-light) is a form of Mica and is known as the "stone of transition" and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. It is said to help one through a variety of life situations and assisting one to change old patterns. It gently induces change and to allow for a smooth passage. It activates the throat and heart chakras, the third eye and the intellect. It is used to reduce stress and alleviate despondency. Its energy is refreshing and slightly sentimental, by assisting in the transformation of lesser spiritual ideals to those of universal light, hope and acceptance. It is an excellent stone for business pursuits and can induce the attribute of self love, bringing a child like love and acceptance to the user and assist on with openness and honesty.

Malachite - (pronounced Mal-ah-kite) is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone and is known as the "stone of transformation", assisting one in changing situations and providing for the transfer of sacred information leading to spiritual evolution. It helps in the clearing and activation of all the chakras, especially the heart and throat chakras. It helps one to accept responsibility for ones actions, circumstances and actuality, bringing understanding and intuitive answers. It can create an unobstructed path, leading to a desired goal. It also represents fidelity in love and friendship, loyalty in partnerships and business transactions.

Marble - is a metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite. Sometimes referred to as Onyx Marble, chakra application depends upon the stone's color. All the colors of Marble are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Marble produces a nurturing instinct and can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the bone marrow and for viral and bacterial infections, sore throat, lower back pain and to increase flexibility – both physical and mental.

Marina Pink Marble - is a metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite found only in the mountains of Pakistan. It is sometimes erroneously and mistakenly called, or sold as Marina Pink Agate, but again, it is a form of Limestone – NOT Agate. Marina Pink Marble, as well as all the colors of Marble, are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Marina Pink Marble produces a nurturing instinct and can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the bone marrow and for viral and bacterial infections, sore throat, lower back pain and to increase flexibility – both physical and mental.

Moonstone - is a variety of Feldspar and is the alternate birthstone for the month of June and a sixth (brow/third-eye) and seventh (crown) chakra gemstone. Moonstone is also the official state gemstone of both Florida and New York, and also the alternate thirteenth anniversary gemstone. Once called the "traveler's stone", Moonstone was used for protection against the perils of travel and is a talisman of good fortune. It is said to keep closer that which is dear to one. Its energy is balancing, introspective, reflective and lunar. It is a stone for hoping and wishing; it allows one to absorb that which is needed from the universal energies, not necessarily, that which is wanted. It helps one to realize the "ups and downs" and to gracefully acknowledge the changing cycles. It cleanses negativity from the chakras, enhancing the feminine side of ones nature, while providing for spiritual nourishment and sustenance, and a loving compassion to further assist one through all changes. It is also known to stimulate confidence and composure, as well as arouse tenderness within the self and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.

Moss Agate - is a member of the Agate family with green or "moss like" inclusions. Agate is the official state gemstone of Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, as well as an alternate fourteenth anniversary gemstone. Moss Agate leads one toward agreeability, persuasiveness, strength in all endeavors and pursuits. It helps to improve ones ego and boost self esteem, by providing emotional balancing and strengthening of ones positive traits. It allows one to see the beauty within all that ones eyes touch. It is said to help one in the acquisition of riches and to bring one the powers of speed.

Mother of Pearl and Pearl - are known as the "stone of sincerity" and is the first anniversary gemstone. Pearl is the modern birthstone for the month of June (the original birthstone was Alexandrite, but since it has become so rare and expensive, Pearl was chosen as it's replacement). It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause". Symbolizing faith, charity, innocence and purity, it enhances personal integrity and to help provide focus to ones attention. It is also used to inhibit boisterous behavior and provide reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

Multicolor Banded Onyx - is a banded variety of Chalcedony found only in the mountains of Pakistan. It most commonly consists of banded colors of White Onyx, with banded shades of honey, brown and burgundy tones. Multicolor Banded Onyx (also known as Banded Onyx, or Pakistani Banded Onyx), as well as all colors of Onyx, are the alternate birthstone for the month of February and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo. Onyx is a seventh wedding anniversary gemstone, but due to its variety of colors, chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Onyx has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It helps one to absorb from the universe those energies which are needed. It helps one to become the master of ones own future and can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.

Nummulite Oceanic Fossil Stone is a form of Limestone that contains Nummulites - a long extinct species of lens-shaped, single celled marine organisms that were abundant during the Paleogene and Neogene periods (65.5 million to 2.6 million years ago), but particularly prominent during the Eocene Epoch (55.8 million to 33.9 million years ago). During these periods most of northern Africa, including Egypt was covered by the now named Tethys Ocean. Nummulites lived and thrived on the bottom of the shallow areas of this ocean. Then over millions of years their shells piled up, thereby creating the rocks that were quarried by the Egyptians to build the great pyramids. Limestone found in the Sahara from this age is called Nummulite Limestone due to the great abundance of Nummulite fossils contained within. The majority of stone blocks used to build the great pyramids of Egypt are comprised predominantly of Nummulite shells and the ancient Egyptians also used Nummulite shells as coins. The Greek historian Herodotus was the first to write about them and he called them Nummulites after the Latin word nummulus, which means “little coin”. Nummulite Oceanic Fossil Stone, as well as all fossils, can be used to both heighten and supplement ones accomplishments in the business realm and to instill quality and excellence within ones environment. It helps ones to dispense with old “programming” and schedules and to be open and receptive to, and perceptive of, the fresh innovative forces with are available.

Opal - is the modern birthstone for the month of October (Tourmaline is the traditional birthstone) and a seventh (crown) chakra gemstone. Opal is also the fourteenth anniversary gemstone as well as being the alternate twelfth anniversary gemstone. Contrary to popular belief, Opals are not made of water, however, they are susceptible to temperature extremes of heat and cold, and care should be taken to protect them. Opals consists of uniformly stacked microspheroids (tiny spheres) of hydrous silica, and together with the cavities between them, act as a diffraction grating which divides light into the spectral colors (commonly called "fire"). Opal is known as a "stone of happy dreams and changes"; the happy dreams arising from the understanding of personal higher potentials coupled with the glad acceptance of ones inherent perfection. The ancients believed that the storm god, jealous of the beauty of the rainbow god, broke the rainbow - pieces of the rainbow falling to the Earth to become a part of the Opal which exhibits the appearance of the "rainbow-fire". The "fire" represents a glowing inner flame, producing a gentle vitality to stimulate ones pursuits in the spiritual realm, and assisting in the alignment between the spiritual self and the psychic and astral planes. It can be used to strengthen the memory and to instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations, and business relationships.

Orange Calcite - see Calcite.

Peach Onyx Marble - see Marble.

Peridot - (pronounced Pear-a-dough) is also known as Olivine and is the birthstone for the month of August, the zodiac birthstone for those born under the astrological sign of Libra and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. Peridot is the sixteenth anniversary gemstone as well as the alternate first anniversary gemstone. Peridot emits a warm and friendly energy and helps to regulate cycles in ones life; e.g., physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual and life cycles. It also helps to heal a "bruised" ego by assisting one in the lessening of anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of ones life. Peridot is an excellent healing stone, acting as a "tonic" to both strengthen and regenerate the body.

Phantom Quartz – is a variety of Quartz that has a naturally occurring, ghost like inclusion that outlines an earlier stage of the crystal's formation. Phantom Quartz crystals are also known as ghost crystals, shadow crystals or spectre crystals and are most often found within Clear Quartz, also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal, but they can also be found within Amethyst, Citrine or Smoky Quartz. Quartz is the official state mineral of Arkansas. Phantoms occur when most or all the surfaces of the Quartz crystal are covered by another mineral, or there is a change in the surrounding conditions at a particular point in time during its growth, after which, the Quartz crystal resumes its crystallization enclosing the "Phantom" crystal outline within itself. Phantom Quartz crystals provide us with an indication of the experiences and transformations that the crystal experienced during its evolution. Having experienced numerous lifetimes of learning and “being”, while continuing in the same physical configuration, Phantom Quartz crystals represent the many phases and types of life which one may experience during their lifetime. Also symbolizing universal awareness, Phantom crystals are one of the Earth stones to be used for redemption and cleansing of the Earth, bringing together the participants of humanity to save the planet. Phantom Quartz crystals are an excellent tool for meditation and for assisting one in connecting with the higher realms of knowledge. They can also be used to access the records of ones progression through past-lives and assist one in meeting a personal spiritual guide.

Picasso Marble - is a type of Marble from Utah known for its criss-cross pattern which resembles an abstract painting. Sometimes referred to as Picasso Stone, it can assist one in the development of creative talents and in the fulfillment of artistic enterprises. It has also been used to assist one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It brings the light of the other planetary beings to the soul of the user, as well as the galactic energies from other worlds to the Earth plane. Known as the master of the subconscious mind, it provides clarity to the inner sight, instilling a passionless peace of imperturbability (unshakably calm and collected) via the annihilation of disturbing thoughts. It acts to stimulate the circulatory system, to reduce anxiety and stress, and to assist in digestion, regulation and metabolism.

Picture Jasper - is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, which structure exhibits a hidden message and/or "picture" from the past. It is a stone of proportion and harmony. It stimulates creative visualization and enables one to understand the basic functioning of "unknown" advanced civilizations. It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits and helps to bring hidden thoughts, griefs, fears and hopes to the surface so that one may face the cause of disorders. It can be used to stimulate the immune system and can be helpful in the treatment of disorders associated with the skin and kidneys.

Pyrite - (pronounced Pie-right) is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone that possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventive which will shield one from many forms of negative energy. It is a unique protector to keep in ones possession when performing dangerous work. It symbolizes the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and promotes the recall of beautiful memories of love and friendship. It can be used to stimulate the intellect, enhance memory and help provide recall of relevant information, when required.

Rainbow Fluorite - (pronounced Floor-ite) and Fluorite are known to bring order to chaos. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Fluorite is the official state gemstone and official state mineral of Illinois. It helps to impart impartiality and unbiased, detached reasoning in situations where it's beneficial to both sides to act objectively. It increases ones ability to concentrate by balancing the positive and negative relationships of the mind. It also provides a stabilizing energy, helping relationships, groups and individuals to flourish in a way that is beneficial to all. It is a perfect gift for someone who is ill, as it helps to nourish the energies of the body, and provides purification, cleansing and elimination of that which is in disorder.

Red Jasper - is an opaque variety of Chadcedony and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. It has been used to assist one in rectifying unjust circumstances; meditation with this mineral can provide insight to the method of amelioration. It can also assist in providing for rescue in situations of danger. It facilitates the reiteration of dreams to allow the dreamer to remember the aspects which could be consequential in ones life. It seems to replicate the dream on a video-type mechanism for access during states of meditation. It can also be used to prevent "set-backs" in disorders and to help one learn to progress, and to eliminate the aspects of digression.

Red Zebra Marble - sometimes mistakenly called Red Zebra Onyx, is a brecciated and metamorphosed Limestone in the form of a coarse to medium-grained rock of re-crystallized Dolomite or Calcite found only in the mountains of Pakistan. Red Zebra Marble, as well as all the colors of Marble, are used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Red Zebra Marble produces a nurturing instinct and can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the bone marrow and for viral and bacterial infections, sore throat, lower back pain and to increase flexibility – both physical and mental.

Rhodonite - (pronounced Row-don-ite) is called a "stone of love", it helps one to achieve his/her greatest potential and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. It activates and energizes the heart chakra and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It can create a clear path to balance the yin-yang energy and can help one attain calm assurance in all activities. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user an observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships.

Rose Quartz - is the pink variety of Quartz and is the alternate birthstone for the month of January, as well as a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. Rose Quartz is the official state mineral of South Dakota and Quartz is the official state mineral of Arkansas. Rose Quartz is known as "the stone of love", "the stone of gentle love", or simply the "love stone", it emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all of the chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self love. It is known to bring calmness and clarity to the emotions and restores the mind to harmony after chaotic or crisis situations. It has an excellent energy for healing emotional "wounds". Placement of the crystal in ones environment, wearing or carrying the crystal, all stimulate the true life force - love.

Ruby - is a member of the Corundum family, which also includes Sapphire. Ruby is the red variety of Corundum and is sometimes referred to as "Red Sapphire" and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. Ruby is also the fifteenth and fortieth anniversary gemstone. It is known as a "stone of nobility" and is the birthstone for the month of July and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Capricorn. It stimulates the heart chakra and assists one in the selections and attainment of ones ultimate vales. It further stimulates the loving emotional side toward nurturing, bringing spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge and wealth. It has been used to induce stability in ones economic status; it has been said that as long as one retains a bit of ruby, wealth will never depart. It is also said to have been used to protect the wearer/carrier against unhappiness, distressing dreams, and lightning. Ruby encourages one to follow bliss and is said to light the darkness of ones life.

Rutilated Quartz - is a powerful combination of Clear/Crystal Quartz with thin Rutile needles growing through it, which intensifies the power of the Quartz crystal. It can be applied to any chakra. It assists one in getting to the root of a problem and provides access to the reason for a disease or discomfort, so that one can remedy the situation. The Rutile needles represent both the lovely hair of Venus and the "sweet" tipped arrows of love. Rutile is used for healing and balancing the aura via repelling negative energy. It brings strength with love, ease in transition, growth in all avenues of ones development, and calm, reason, and order. It is also used to stabilize relationships, marriages, mental processes and emotional, and physical imbalances. It allows for the realization that each person shares the powers of the universe, the passions of the planets, and the understanding from the advanced worlds.

Serpentine - also known as New Jade, or Olive Jade, comes in a variety of colors including green, black-green, blue-green, brown-red, brown-yellow and white. The zodiac birthstone for those born under the astrological sign of Gemini, the blue-green variety is the official state rock of California. Serpentine stimulates the opening of the Kundalini (the coil of tremendous energy, or life force that rests at the base of the spine) and helps to open the crown chakra and enhance meditative states and clear clouded areas of the chakras. Serpentine can also be used to treat diabetes and hypoglycemia, increase calcium and magnesium absorption and assist in directing healing energy toward problem areas of the body, emotional system and mental structure.

Siberian Blue Quartz - is a laboratory-grown crystal made in Russia. It is created by a very controled process in which natural Quartz is broken down and re-grown with Cobalt which is the source of the beautiful and stunning deep blue color. Is it said that Siberian Blue Quartz can help to activate the fifth (throat) and sixth (brow/third-eye) chakras, the energy centers of communication and inner vision and help one to communicate with angelic clarity. It can be used to enhance one's psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance and telepathy, and to increase visionary experience. This stone is a valuable ally when one wishes to access higher guidance or instruction, and it aids one in connecting with latent knowledge and information stored within the cellular structure of the brain, as well as facilitating the recall and use of information from alternate lifetimes. The gorgeous combination of Quartz grown with Cobalt can be helpful in developing and furthering creative endeavors, bringing the forces of creativity to their zenith. It is said to be quite uplifting to ones emotional experiences.

Smoky Quartz - is the brown variety of Quartz and it is the official state gemstone of New Hampshire. Quartz is also the official state mineral of Arkansas. Known as the "stone of cooperation", Smoky Quartz stimulates the unification of energies directed toward the same goal and is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone. It can be used to gently dissolve negative energies and emotional blockages, to initiate a powerful force field which will absorb many forms of negativity, both from within oneself and from outer sources. It is an excellent grounding stone, enhancing attentiveness to the moment and producing the grounding aspects necessary during the meditative state in order to stimulate higher awareness. It activates survival instincts and acts to improve ones intuition in matters of responsibilities and in those activities which would be considered to be "challenging". It promotes personal pride and joy in living. Use to regulate creativity in business and encourages astute-ness in purchasing.

Snowflake Obsidian - is a form of volcanic glass with snowflake like inclusions. Known as the "stone of purity", bringing both purity and balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It is an excellent grounding stone, it is said to assist in the reflection of ones flaws and to promote a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to eliminate the flaws. It acts to bring automatic grounding during meditation, to open the crown chakra, to stabilize the movement of the Kundlaini, and to enhance ones energy fields. It provides a shield against negativity, transforming negative vibrations within an environment. Carrying/wearing Obsidian further disperses those unloving thoughts which arise from within the self or are directed toward one physical form. It produces softness to ones activities and to one communication to the self and others.

Soapstone - is the common name for the mineral Steatite. It provides for both the movement and widening of ones horizons and assists in fashioning and instilling positive characteristics within the environment in which it is a member. It emits a calming energy, both stimulating one to action and providing for peace at the center of the being. It allows one to release old routines and to create new loving environments. It also assists one in "changing with the tides", being ever ready for new situations and new challenges.

Sodalite - (pronounced Soda-light) provides for the ability to arrive at logical conclusions via rational mental processes and is a sixth (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. It helps to eliminate confusion and to both equalize and stimulate ones intellect to be compatible with each situation. It is an excellent stone for use in groups; it provides for fellowship, solidarity, and a commonality of goal and purpose, within the group. It can be used to enhance truthfulness in emotions, allowing one to both recognize and verbalize the true feelings.

Sunstone - is a member of the Feldspar family and is a third (solar plexus) chakra gemstone, as well as being the official state gemstone of Oregon. It is used to both clear and energize the chakras, and also provide a brightening of the chakras, allowing one to exhibit a floral freshness and a feeling of being "squeaky" clean. In ancient India, it was believed to provide protection from the destructive forces of the other realms. It can be used to dissipate fearfulness, to alleviate stress and to increase vitality. It has been used to encourage independence and originality and to provide "luck" in games.

Teakwood Marble - is a trade name for a form of metamorphosed Limestone found only in the mountains of Pakistan. Also known as Burma Teak, Burma Teakwood, or Burma Teak Stone, it is sometimes erroneously called, or sold as Picture Jasper, but again, it is a form of Limestone – NOT Jasper. Teakwood Marble formed in the earth's crust an estimated 250 million years ago and was given its name due to the shades of beige, cream and tan, with warm brown tones running through it that have a remarkable resemblance to the wood grain found in Burmese Teakwood. It is used to provide for both clarity and suspension in states of meditation, including tantric activities. It promotes peak states of meditation and total recall of dreams. It also helps to actuate the “unused” portions of the mind, providing for the strength of self-control, the mastery of thought and the power of serenity. Producing a nurturing instinct, it can enhance good common sense in matter of the home, the heart and ones sustenance. It also provides for strength of character and is also a “stone to provide protection” – both physical and emotional.

Tiger Eye - is a Quartz replacement of Crocidolite. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. This mineral brings together the vibrations of sand and sunlight, synthesizing the energies of the Sun and the Earth. It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together into some pattern. It can be used to enhance psychic abilities and assist in the gentle attunement of the third eye activity - this stone being best suited for "earthy" people. It brings awareness of ones personal needs as well as the needs of others and has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth.

Tiger Iron - is comprised of golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper and Hematite, combining the qualities of all three stones and is a first (base/root), second (sacral/navel) and third (solar plexus) chakra gemstone. It can be used to assist in creative endeavors, prompting artistic abilities, revealing the ultimate in balance and mathematical exactitude. It helps one to find havens of refuge when danger is perceived. It also stimulates the physical vitality to "put a tiger in your tank". It has been used to promote the assimilation of the B-complex vitamins, to increase the white/red blood cell count and to strengthen muscular structure.

Topaz - is known as a "stone of true love and success in all endeavors" and is the birthstone for the month of November and the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius. Topaz is the official state gemstone of both Texas and Utah, while Blue Topaz is a fourth anniversary gemstone and Imperial Topaz is a twenty third anniversary gemstone. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. It can promote individuality and creativity, while providing for confidence in trusting ones decisions. It replaces negativity with love and joyfulness. It promotes the expression of ideas and instills a trust in the universe such that one may feel comfortable with the potential outcome of a situation without "doing". It is the "crystal of potency", being quite instrumental in visualization, in meditation and in projection. It helps one to absorb which is needed from the universe, prompting receptivity and willingness to act. It can be used to manifest health and to correct disorders within the body.

Tourmalinated Quartz - is a member of the Quartz family and is a combination of Clear/Crystal Quartz and Tourmaline, usually Black Tourmaline. Tourmalinated Quartz occurs when Tourmaline needles grow within Clear/Crystal Quartz. Tourmaline is the official national gemstone of the United States and the official state gemstone of Maine, while Quartz is the official state mineral of Arkansas. Tourmalinated Quartz can be worn as both an alternate birthstone for the month of April and/or as the birthstone for the month of October because Clear/Crystal Quartz is the alternate birthstone for the month of April and Black Tourmaline is the birthstone for the month of October. It provides humanity with a tool which produces a "solving atmosphere". It aids in eliminating many "crystallized" patterns which are, or have been, destructive in nature and in ones own life. It also aids in adjusting imbalances throughout the bodies.

Tourmaline - and all colors of Tourmaline are the traditional birthstone for the month of October, with Opal being the modern birthstone. Tourmaline is also the official national gemstone of the United States and the official state gemstone of Maine, as well as being an eighth anniversary gemstone. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. The name Tourmaline comes for the Singhalese words "turamali", which loosely translates to "stone with mixed colors". Tourmaline comes in every color of the rainbow and according to an old Egyptian legend, tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of the Earth, it passed over a rainbow and it assumed all the colors of the rainbow. Its energy relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, to maintain and to stimulate each of the energy centers of the body. It can be used to attract inspiration, to diminish fear by promoting understanding, and to encourage self confidence. It provides a balancing of the male/female energies within the body and further provides for balancing of the mind. It is thought to bring healing powers to the user and to provide protection from all dangers occurring on the physical plane.

Turquoise - is another gift from the Earth, bringing the blue of Father Sky to the Earth and melding together the energies of the heavens with the consciousness of Mother Earth. Turquoise is one of the alternate birthstone for the month of December (the other and newest addition being Tanzanite) and is a fifth (throat) chakra gemstone. Turquoise is the official state gemstone of both Nevada and New Mexico, as well as the eleventh anniversary gemstone and also the alternate sixth anniversary gemstone. It strengthens and aligns all chakras, meridians, and subtle bodies, and can bring them all to a higher level. It primarily stimulates the throat, heart, and naval chakras, bringing communication skills to emotional issues, to creativity, and to intuition, while allowing for the application of love in all issues. It has been said that Turquoise changes color to warn of impending danger and/or to indicate infidelity in thought or action. It acts to improve meditation and to further peace of mind.

Unakite - is a combination of mainly, Pink Feldspar, Green Epidote and Quartz and is a fourth (heart) chakra gemstone. It can be used to enhance visions on the ethereal plane and to bring ones consciousness to the present, allowing those "easy" times of unconscious action to dissipate. It further acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It provides for a gentle release of those conditions which have been inhibiting ones growth. It can be used to help one to go "beneath" the physical symptoms of disease and to allow for the determination of the root cause underlying the condition; the cause becoming apparent in the cases of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes of existence. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.

Watermelon Tourmaline - is a configuration of Tourmaline which exhibits a green or blue rind, a clear section (Achroite - clear Tourmaline) in between a pink or red core all within the same crystal, much like a slice of an actual watermelon. This is NOT the same as Tourmaline that is bi-colored and exhibit the pink and green, or pink and blue colors only. Whether it is a polished and sliced cross section of a Tourmaline crystal, or a faceted gemstone, TRUE Watermelon Tourmaline MUST exhibit all three colors - a green or blue rind with a clear section in between a pink or red core - in order for it to be correctly identified and called Watermelon Tourmaline. Tourmaline is the traditional birthstone for the month of October, the official national gemstone of the United States, the official state gemstone of Maine and it is the eighth anniversary gemstone. Chakra application depends upon the stone's color. Watermelon Tourmaline is the “super activator” of the heart chakra; providing stimulation, energizing and connection with the heart chakra of the higher-self. It encourages one to look past the seriousness of an experience or a situation and to recognize both the benefit of, and the humor in, the experience/situation. It helps on to allow oneself the experience of the beauty of nature, while diminishing emotionalism. It also enhances cooperative efforts and inspires tact in all situations.

White Onyx Marble - see Marble.

Wonderstone Jasper - is a member of the Jasper family used to facilitate and to reinforce the state of tranquility. It can be helpful in eliminating worries, allowing one to recognize that "worry" does not change a situation and that appropriate action can modify results; it also assists one in gaining insight to beneficial action, eliminating distress and depression and increasing ones feeling of well-being. It is an excellent stone for bringing mental clarity to any predicament. It also stimulates the imagination and furthers faith in, and acceptance, of ones basic impulses and intuitive energies.

Yellow Calcite - see Calcite.

ZODIAC STONES:

Zodiac Stones are also referred to as Zodiac Birthstones, Astrological Gemstones, or Astral Stones.

Ancient astronomers believed that wearing, carrying or holding the stone associated with the constellation under which you were born influenced your fortune in life.

Please be advised that the following descriptions and/or properties are meant solely for educational and entertainment purposes only, and are not to be used as a replacement to, or instead of traditional professional medical treatment.

The following Zodiac Stones are considered to be the most commonly accepted.

Aquarius (January 21 - February 21) your Astrological symbol is The Water-Bearer and your zodiac stone is Garnet, which is said to guarantee true friendship when worn or carried.

Pisces (February 22 - March 21) your Astrological symbol is The Fishes and your zodiac stone is Amethyst, which is said to protect all Pisces from extremes of passion when worn or carried.

Aries (March 22 - April 20) your Astrological symbol is The Ram and your zodiac stone is Bloodstone, which is said to provide an Aries wearer with wisdom when worn or carried.

Taurus (April 21 - May 21) your Astrological symbol is The Bull and your zodiac stone is Sapphire, which is said to protect from mental disorders if worn or carried.

Gemini (May 22 - June 21) your Astrological symbol is The Twins and your zodiac stone is Agate, which is said to guarantee long life, health and wealth when worn or carried.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) your Astrological symbol is The Crab and your zodiac stone is Emerald, which is said to guarantee everlasting joy when worn or carried.

Leo (July 23 - August 22) your Astrological symbol is The Lion and your zodiac stone is Onyx, which is said to protect from loneliness and unhappiness when worn or carried.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22) your Astrological symbol is The Virgin and your zodiac stone is Carnelian, which is said to guarantee success in virtually anything a Virgo tries when worn or carried.

Libra (September 23 - October 23) your Astrological symbol is The Scales and your zodiac stone is Peridot, which is said to free a Libra from evil spells when worn or carried.

Scorpio (October 24 - November 21) your Astrological symbol is The Scorpion and your zodiac stone is Beryl (includes Aquamarine, Emerald and Morganite), which is said to guarantee protection from "tears of sad repentance" when worn or carried.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) your Astrological symbol is The Archer and your zodiac stone is Topaz, which is said to protect Sagittarians, but only when they show the stone.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 21) your Astrological symbol is The Sea-Goat and your zodiac stone is Ruby, which is said to protect a Capricorn from any trouble when worn or carried.


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