Crystals

My Personal Crystal Collection

This section is a work in progress. I have quite a few crystals so it’s going to take a while to photograph them all and add them here. Unless otherwise stated, the crystal meanings are copied from http://crystalsandjewelry.com/metaphysical_healing.html.

AMETHYST – Amethyst has long been called the “sobriety stone.” In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst brings energies in mystical realms of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It is often used in metaphysics and crystal healing to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst is said to help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is thus an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and to help you see your path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers. Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing. Amethyst is associated with the brow and the crown chakras.
AVENTURINE (GREEN) – Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance. Green aventurine is also a mystical stone of prosperity. Aventurine bring friendship to one’s life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, balancing blood pressure, sinus problems, nausea, headaches, general health, allergies, eczema, fever, and sleep disorders. Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.
CALCITE (EMERALD GREEN) – Emerald Green Calcite helps you adjust to the transition from a stagnant or negative situation to a challenging, more fulfilling, and positive one. (From http://www.crystalsrocksandgems.com/Healing_Crystals/Calcite/index.html) This is a very deep healing heart chakra stone. Recommended for healing those deepest issues of the heart such as love of self and others. Cleansing of old stagnant and blocked energy. Breaking old relationship habits and patterns. Emerald Calcite allows you to surrender or to let go of those love issues which have stopped you from finding your true love or soul mate. Surrender to the Universe the ‘need’ to be in a relationship. Give yourself the gift of clearing out the old energy that you are projecting. If you project the energy of neediness or being a victim, you will only attract those who are not good for you. Use the Emerald Calcite to help you project an image of love and self-respect for yourself.  (From http://www.neatstuff.net/avalon/info/info-c.html).
CALCITE (GREEN) – Green calcite increases success, prosperity, business, and fertility of all kinds. It is an excellent stone for gardening. It is also considered a stone of manifestation because of it’s ability to develop increase in all areas. Green calcite enhances intuition and psychic abilities. In the physical realm, green calcite benefits the heart, thymus, chest, shoulders, and lower lungs, heartburn, nervous tics, stammering, neurosis, arthritis and joint pain, kidney, bladder, general pain. Green calcite is also especially beneficial for healing tumors and other malignancies.
CITRINE – Citrine is known as a “success” stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce. Its lore also says that it enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and will power. It is said to increase and magnify personal energy and power. Citrine is purported to bring good fortune, sometimes in very unexpected ways. Citrine is also a good general protection stone and clears negative energies from the aura according to crystal healing lore. It is said to alleviate depression and self-doubt, and diminish irrational mood swings due to the effect of mental clarity it has. In traditional folklore and crystal healing lore it is said to aid digestion and diabetes, and eliminate nightmares that disturb one’s sleep. It is associated with the solar plexus chakra.
FLUORITE – Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, truth, protection, and brings peace. It protects psychically and in the physical realm. It helps one meditate and learn to go past the “chatter” that our minds tend to generate when first learning to meditate. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental issues. Physically it helps general health throughout the body’s main skeletal and muscular systems. All colors are also good for auric cleansing. Mixed colors bring enhanced protection in the areas enhanced by all combined types. Clear fluorite guards against psychic attack and strengthens consciousness. Blue fluorite has the quality of protecting the emotions and restoring emotional balance. Purple fluorite strengthens mystical insight, psychic awareness, and can open the third eye. Green fluorite is an excellent all purpose healing stone that promotes healing on all levels. It also promotes self-love.
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GLASS – Handcrafted glass Dragon’s eye made by Marcel Rensmaag. Glass is an ancient material, one of the most ancient known and used by man. The first glass used was natural obsidian, volcanic glass, used to make arrowheads, knives, jewelry, etc. Glass objects created of manmade glass are reported to have been found as early from as 4,500 BC in Mesopotamia and 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt. Many consider glass to have no metaphysical properties, but others who are aware, realize that glass has energy like all else in the Universe, and thus has its own set of properties. Glass is a melding of the traditional four elements, because through fire and air the silica earth element is made molten and transmuted into a liquid only to return to its earthly state as an apparent solid. It can be made to focus light or allow light to pass through invisibly or carry lightwaves great distances through tiny strands. Metaphysically, glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication. The colors of the glass bring the vibrations of those specific color energies.

HOWLITE, BLUE (TURQUONITE) – Turquonite is howlite that is dyed blue to resemble turquoise, and is often falsely sold as turquoise. It balances and evens out mood fluctuations and brings inner peace. Because the stone is actually howlite, it has the properties of howlite of decreasing an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness; increases subtlety and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity.
JADE (AFRICAN) – Jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues. So, of course, it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is also considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance and stability. It is used in crystal healing for increasing self-reliance. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork.
JASPER (PICTURE) – Picture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.
LAPIS LAZULI – Lapis (lapis lazuli) brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, creativity, virility and manifestation. It strengthens the mind and body as well as increasing awareness and spiritual connection/evolution. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind. Lapis is also used to contact guardian spirits. Lapis also helps build self-confidence, and is a stone traditionally for royalty. Lapis bring spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. Lapis is also said to help one overcome shyness. It is associated with the throat and brow chakras and can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic. Lapis is also a stone that protects from both physical and psychic attacks. Lapis is also sad to be helpful for sinus ailments, cancer, headaches, nervous system, speech problems, pituitary gland and pain relief.
MOONSTONE – Moonstone is said in crystal healing to help calm responses and avoid overreaction; enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one’s life. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress. It is also associated with love of all kinds. Physically it aids the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems. Moonstone is also used as a stand in for pearl, when pearl is not available. Moonstone is associated with the crown and third eye chakras, and sometimes with the heart chakra.
OBSIDIAN– Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. In particular obsidian protects the gentle from abuse. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Obsidian is also an excellent manifestation stone. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. Obsidian is related to the root chakra.

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OBSIDIAN DRAGON SKULL CARVING This dragon’s head was hand-carved by a master stone carver in China from a block of natural obsidian rough that was mined in Mexico. (From mineralminers.com/html/obsmins.stm)

ONYX (BLACK) – Onyx is associated primarily with the root chakra. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Black onyx and red onyx are associated with the base (root, first) chakra.
ONYX (YELLOW BROWN) – White onyx is associated with linking the base and crown chakras to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system. Other colors are associated with the related chakra by colors.
PYRITE – Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold and Healer’s Gold. Pyrite additionally is a stone that brings energies of good luck or good fortune.
QUARTZ (CLEAR) – Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It is said to enhance energy and thoughts, and purify the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also said to be a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in. Historically this crystal has been used to counter black magic, to perform diagnostic healing, and to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Clear quartz, as opposed to colored quartz, is associated with the crown chakra, but also works well on all chakras.

  
QUARTZ (ROSE) – Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives rose quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Rose quartz is also said to be helpful with weight loss. Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra.
QUARTZ (SMOKY) – Smoky (or smokey) quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It brings calm and centering, lifts depression, enhances practicality, and generally removes negative energies, bringing happiness. Smoky quartz is also a good luck stone. It can also assist in tapping subconscious wisdom. Smoky quartz is a protective stone, particularly for physical protection, protection from negativity, and psychic protection. Physically, smoky quartz is helpful for kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues, water retention. Smoky quartz is associated with the root chakra.
QUARTZ (TIBETAN) – Tibetan “Black” Quartz is a powerful stone with purifying energies and the vibration of the “OM”. It is called “Black” quartz because it often has black inclusions, although clear examples exist too. It can be used for balancing all chakras and meridians. It can also be used for very powerful energy grids and deep spiritual meditation. Tibetan “Black” Quartz is also excellent for dissolving energy blockages and purifying energies. This makes it superb for protection of the aura or an environment and will also purify the aura or environment. Tibetan “Black” Quartz is often used in the corners of a room for purifying energies and protecting the space from negative energies. Wearing or carrying this type of quartz will cleanse the aura and protect it from negative influences, as well as helping ground the wearer. Physically, Tibetan “Black” Quartz is used in crystal healing for powerful healing of any type, removal of toxins and other impurities, and moving illness energies out of the body.
RHODONITE – Rhodonite is a stone of Grace and elegance. It decreases anxiety while increasing attention to detail. It works beneficially on the heart chakra, opening one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is a stone of inner growth as well, and helps with self-love. It is also a calming stone, with energies used for easing anger. It is said to bring emotional balance, and as such bring confidence in one’s life in many areas. Rhodonite is also a stone of contrasts. The bright pinks indicate energy that enhances passionate love, and is used in metaphysics to attract a good mate. This stone can help one have a passionate love that is also grounded, or help mend a broken heart. Rhodonite is a stone often used in crystal healing for healing trauma and abuse issues. Physically it has been said to help with emphysema, joint inflammation, ears, heaing, immune system, the pituitary gland, thyroid, light sensitivity, strep throat and heart disorders.
SELENITE – Selenite is a stone of mental clarity, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions. It is also a sweet Angel stone, for angelic guidance. With it you can access past lives. It also promotes good business practices. It removes energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. Selenite is also a stone of love, partially for bringing the mental flexibility needed to maintain a loving relationship with ease. It also is said in crystal healing lore to remove blockages for healing, align the spine, good for the skeleton, and decrease epilepsy and seizures. It also has the ability to clear and enhance the energy of other stones that are placed on or near it. Selenite is associated with the crown chakra.
SEPTARIAN – Septarian is a geode that is a combination of yellow calcite, brown aragonite, grey limestone and white/clear barite, thus it has properties of each of its component minerals. Septarian is brings calming energies which have a nurturing feel to them, and can bring feelings of joy and spiritual uplifting. Septarian is used to enhance and nurture communication with groups, making it much easier to speak clearly and kindly in group settings.Septarian is also used to assist with communication with Mother Earth. It is said to bring unconscious foreknowledge needed by the user to help him or her always be prepared for what is coming up. In crystal healing folklore, Septarian is used for healing of the blood and kidneys. Septarian is related to the lower chakras, root, sacral and solar plexus.
SERPENTINE – Serpentine,  is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money. It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. In addition, serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. Physically, traditional and mystical lore says that serpentine eliminates parasite infections, diabetes, removes venom and other poisons. Serpentine is associated primarily with the heart chakra.
SUNSTONE (GOLD) – Sunstone is a powerful stone for dispelling fears and phobias of all kinds. It is also a leadership stone, and brings leadership qualities to its wearer. In addition to dispelling fears and phobias, sunstone also decreases stress and lifts depression. Sunstone also brings good luck and abundance, and turns negative energies and psychic attacks into positive energies. This stone increases personal power and will, as well as life force energy. Sunstone is also said to be helpful in contacting animal or spirit guides. Physically, sunstone is beneficial for general health, physical energy, sexual dysfunction, increasing sexual energy. Sunstone is associated with the sacral chakra.
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