GEM GUIDE

african-turquoise-raw.jpgAfrican Turquoise - Though it might sound like a form of turquoise, African Turquoise is its own unique stone. A teal, speckled form of jasper, African Turquoise is often dyed and used to fool people in the form of mock turquoise. Don’t allow its appearance to confuse you, though — it offers quite different qualities and energies. Considered the stone of evolution, African Turquoise brings about great change and transformation within life. Its encouraging energy opens minds to the possibility of newness. This stone helps us to see the need for development and metamorphosis, and provides the balance and confidence necessary to further the process of self-development. It will renew your spirit, energy, and path in life. 

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Agate - Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. There are hundreds, if not thousands of types of agates. Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the "baby blues" sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.

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Amazonite - is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.

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Amethyst - is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies.

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Angelite - is a lovely blue stone with a peaceful energy that is calming and soothing. It has a vibration that is very helpful to aid contact with beings in the higher realms and in particular with members of the angelic kingdom.

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Aventurine - is a stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It brings well-being and emotional calm. A good all-round healer.

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Blue Lace Agate - is one of the rarest and most popular of the agates. This is a calming, uplifting stone. The blue color strengthens the function of the throat chakra and encourages peace. It can be used wherever there is a build up of painful or irritated energy.

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Blue Quartz - a soothing and calming stone, bringing a relaxing, peaceful vibe to any situation. Many use Blue Quartz to cleanse the aura and to clear away even the toughest energy blockages. Blue Quartz enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness by balancing the Throat Chakra and enhancing communication between upper and lower Chakras.
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Brecciated Jasper – (aka Red Picture Jasper) is a particularly good grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed. It can enhance organizational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. It encourages empathy and communication with animals and can help with allergies to animals and in general. It absorbs negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illness. Red Picture Jasper has an uplifting, rejuvenating energy that is said to encourage mental clarity, mental focus and feelings of deep happiness.

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Carnelian - restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.

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Chalcedony - Blue Chalcedony is a demure crystal, subtle and mystic, cool and serene, ethereal yet solid. It has an inviting, soft blue translucence, and an almost imperceptible movement within the stone that invokes a stillness of silent reverence. It's calming, and speaks of spirit and trust.

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Clear Quartz - is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds. Quartz is reputed to cleanse the mind and body, strengthen alignment with higher self, and to receive, transmit, store and amplify energy.

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Coral - quiets the emotions and brings peace to within the self. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge. Coral helps one to both understand and use the qualities of the mystic.

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Crazy Lace Agate - is a soothing and calming stone, which encourages self-acceptance and self-confidence. Additionally, it relieves emotional pain and lightens up your life. It is believed to clear energy blockages and to bring vitality to major organs. Crazy Lace Agate is also thought to encourage concentration and to help you to stay focused on the task in hand. Comes in a variety dyed colors.

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Dolomite - Also known as New Jade, Mountain Jade, this stone is often dyed a variety of colors.  It is a gentle stone that encourages charitable actions, generosity and giving of all kinds, as well as receiving. It also encourages energetic thinking, original thinking, spontaneity, creativity, and manifestation. It can help develop stamina for dealing with hyperactive people. It is also used to stop energy leaks from the chakras, and to balance and align the chakras.

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Fancy Jaspera stone of gentleness and relaxation. It is professed to enhance one's ability to relax and bring tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings. As with all jaspers, it is also a good protection stone. In mystical healing lore, jasper is said to be good for the liver, gallbladder, and soothing to the stomach. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing, not prescription or healthcare information.  Fancy Fancy Jasper is reputed to be particularly good at bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.

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Fossilized Coral - This stone calms and balances over-active sexuality. It grounds and balances Kundalini energy when it rises to fast through the chakras. It reduces dizziness, hallucinations, hearing voices, frightening visions, heat or creeping sensations in the limbs. This is a calming and soothing stone that brings you an understanding of what is wrong and how to ground and centre you to the physical plane.

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Fluorite (Rainbow)displays multiple bands of varying hues of Fluorite. It is ideal for overall cleansing and repair of the auric field, and for activating and energizing all chakras. It calms a chaotic mind and promotes freethinking, flexibility, and freedom of choice. It empowers one to verbalize their ideas and needs with confidence, and to embrace self-sufficiency by not resting one’s happiness in the hands of others. Meditation with this mineral can help reveal the truth of a relationship and is marvelous for releasing suppressed emotions and facilitating life changes.

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Garnet - cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.

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Goldstone - is said to help attain one's goals. Goldstone is also said to help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions. It can be used as an energy generator and can deflect unwanted energies, making it used as a protection stone. It is also used for long distance healing and revitalizing one's energy field.

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Gray Agate - is a grounding stone, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. It aids in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Gray Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang, the positive and negative forces that hold the universe in place. It works slowly but brings great strength. Its multiple layers can bring hidden information to light. Gray Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self, building self-confidence. Emotionally, it overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart.

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Hematite - has an excellent grounding and balancing energy... as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage. The energy of this crystal will help to balance your aura and align your chakras, as it brings together the energy of the mind, body and spirit. Sometimes when you work with high crystal energy stones you can become dreamy or spacey and lose yourself to the high vibration energy, instead of integrating it throughout your entire chakra system. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.

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Howlite - is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Formulates ambitions and aids in achieving them. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. Calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression. Howlite is believed to help control rage and other negative impulses. It can help develop patience, tolerance, and a positive outlook on life. It can also bring calm, reason, and clarity to any verbal exchange. To experience these balancing effects, angry and disappointed people are advised to carry Howlite on their bodies or in their pockets. 

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Lava Stone (aka Basalt) - An igneous volcanic rock that is basically molten lava that has solidified under intense heat and pressure. Basalt can be any color from grey to black. Since basalt is formed from molten lava, and molten lava was once rock that is heated so much it was liquid, you can only imagine the strength, fire and power contained within basalt! Basalt is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life.

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Jade - A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing.

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Lapis Lazuli - is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. Lapis resonates on a very high, harmonious level as it brings peace and deeper understanding when looking inward. It therefore, encourages inner self-knowledge, encourages self-awareness and will show you inner truth, when you really choose to look. A wonderful stone to work with for self-acceptance. Lapis promotes clear understanding through the power of intuition. When applied to the Third Eye Chakra, this stone helps to open up the ability for psychic attunement.

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Lotus Seed - The dried seeds of the lotus plant are known as cooling and restorative. Like the lotus flower which grows and beautifully blooms in muddy water, the lotus seed symbolizes spiritual growth and the ability to rise above obstacles on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Lotus seed also promotes spiritual and material prosperity.

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MoonstoneMoonstone is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It does not add or detract, only shows how it is. This is why the moonstone is said to perceive that which "is". Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Placing it in the moonlight of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalize it. This is a particularly good gemstone for women. It is a good stone for young women or teenagers. PEACH MOONSTONE supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations, and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children. RAINBOW MOONSTONE acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma.

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Moss Agate - has a number of excellent qualities... including grounding excess spiritual energy, down through the base and earth chakra to Mother Gaia. It resonates a lovely heart based vibration that most of you will find useful to have in your life. It has balanced enduring energy and grounding ability... with sound metaphysical properties that are known to aid abundance and prosperity and stimulate creativity. The vibration it embodies can help you to carry forward your intentions... as it will enhance the energy that you put into particular circumstances.

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Onyx - gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It encourages happiness and good fortune. White Italian Onyx represents a link between the first chakra - Muladhara and the seventh chakra - Sahasrara, balancing the total energy along the seven energy centers - the seven chakras.

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Rhondonite - is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhondonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential. It heals emotional shock and panic. Rhondonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion.

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Riverstone - emphasizes the qualities of whatever it is with. Riverstone is known to hold powerful energy, providing the wearer with strength, energizing the entire aura, and speeding up internal and external processes.

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Rose Quartz - is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.

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Smoky Quartz – is a premier grounding and anchoring stone. These stones are strongly protective and are excellent stones for all of us to keep within our aura at all times. If you are on a spiritual quest and have been working on any of your metaphysical or psychic abilities... it is possible you may have become ungrounded. This stone is purpose built to solve that problem... as it will bring you down to earth quickly. Its strong energy moves down from the base chakra through the earth star chakra and will ground you to Mother Gaia. One of the benefits of natural Smoky Quartz is that... being a quartz crystal, it has a strong ability to amplify the energy of not only itself... but also any other stones you may combine with it.

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Sodalite - has a strong vibration that will bring your attention to the qualities of idealism and truth. Its energy may stimulate you to live up to your own ideals and ideas, about the nature of truth. This is a strong third eye chakra and throat chakra stone that brings an excellent energy into your life. It will aid you with developing intuition…and it will also stimulate the birth of clairvoyant abilities... or strengthen them if you already are using these gifts. Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.

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Tiger Eye – is a stone of protection. It may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

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TourmalineBlack Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It helps in overcoming substance abuse, and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors, and in relinquishing chronic worry. Wear this crystal for protection against moaners, whiners, complaining neighbors or emotional vampires who burden you with their problems but do nothing to improve their situations.

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Turquoise - strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields, enhancing communication between the physical and spiritual worlds. Spiritually, Turquoise heals and cleanses both the energy centers and the physical body. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, and kindness. Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love. Turquoise is a Master Healer and can be placed on all the seven chakras.

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Yellow Malay Jade - Revered as a stone that emits a gentle, steady energy, all colors of Jade inspire wisdom, practicality, moderation, perspective and peace. It also enhances emotional balance, moderation and stability, and aides in the understanding of dreams. In particular, yellow jade is linked with the assimilation and understanding of new information, and for enhancing feelings of compassion and empathy.

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