Some folks believe in the metaphysical properties of minerals and rocks. I’ve included some here for your help. For detailed information I’d suggest “The Crystal Bible” by Judy Hall, ISBN: 1-84181-175-0 simply because of the images. Judy Hall has several books, each with great photographs. Any book by “Melody”, such as “Love is in the Earth” are wonderful and more detailed. However, some of Melody’s books do not have photos!
The following information is based on notes I have taken through the years. By including this information, I am not guaranteeing these effects can be experienced by everyone, or anyone. Please do not avoid medical or professional treatment for illness or disability – stones don’t replace appropriate care. Always consult a physician first about a medical condition and any alternative treatments you may be considering. Never use this site’s (OR ANY website’s) contents as a substitute for the advice of a medical professional. Always take prescribed medications and stick to medical treatments as prescribed by your health practitioner.
ACTINOLITE – Responsibility, industry, inflammations
AGATE – harmonizes yin and yang; eloquence, fevers, believed to be good for athletes. A great grounding stone helps you accept yourself; improves concentration and analytical abilities; overcomes negativity; helps heal inner anger; helps heal after emotional trauma.
AGATE, BLUE-LACE – throat chakra; increases composure and calmness, removing anger and irritation; fights infections, inflammation and fevers; helps overcome the effects of being judged; helps you express yourself verbally
AGATE, DENDRITIC – energy, balance, vitality; brings abundance; works slowly; creates a peaceful environment
AGATE, GREEN TREE – Coordination, management; helps clear the chest and calm the stomach
AGATE, MOSS – stabilizing stone; refreshes the soul; helps midwives with their work; helps intellectual people access their intuitive nature and helps intuitive people access their analytical side; renewal, assertiveness, helps the lungs, skin and heart
ALEXANDRITE – Growth, investment, luck, joy; helps the nervous system
AMAZONITE – a filtering stone; helps you see both sides of an issue; balances the masculine and feminine energies; manifests universal love; insight, calms the nerves and emotions, growth, joy, success, self-expression; improves clarity of thought and increases insight; centering oneself, getting back to balance.
AMBER – (really not a mineral or stone, but it’s still important!) has strong connections with the earth; heals and cleanses; increases stability and motivation; fosters optimism; relieves depression; relief from worry and stress; protective stone, carries the warmth of the sun; alleviates joint problems
AMETRINE – (a combination of amethyst and citrine) connects physical realm and higher consciousness; protects and helps with astral travel; protects against psychic attack; resolution, teaching, teeth, metabolism
ANDALUSITE – moderation, enlightenment, memory, helps with vision
ANGELITE – Protects against worries; connects you to those who have passed on to the next life, bravery, fortune, balancing emotions, improves communication; helps you overcome challenges; peace and brotherhood; enhances telepathic communication.
ANHYDRITE – promotes acceptance of your physical form; teaches acceptance
ANTIMONY – intellect; progress; helps reduce swelling; helps fight the flu and common cold
APACHE TEAR – Good luck; aids in overcoming negative emotions; Grounding.
APATITE – stone of manifestation; develops psychic abilities; draws off negativity; stimulates creativity and the mind; clears confusion; helps you access information; promotes humanitarian attitudes; increases
AQUA AURA – (man made) improves dexterity and artistic ability; frees you from limitations (I don’t know why I’m including this, but it is pretty and if you have time, the process for making it is quite interesting.)
ARAGONITE – energy, activity; aids digestion
AVENTURINE – Good luck and good fortune, attracts money; increases creativity; development; judgment; fights migraines; stimulates healthy growth; aids development of mental abilities
AZURITE – meditation; spirituality; divination; improves concentration BARITE – decisiveness; writing; improves muscle condition
BASALT – a protective, grounding stone; promotes calm and balance; clears the way for creativity; clears the 3rd chakra (Since most of the west coast is of volcanic origin (isn’t everything…) this is a really common stone in the Skeena River basin. I like to make fridge magnets with it.)
BERYL – determination; stability; calms the nerves; increases energy; adds potency to love spells; brings people on water journeys home safely
BLOODSTONE – increases kindness; Warrior stone for overcoming obstacles; calms fears of a real or perceived enemy; helps protect against blood disorders; courage; regulates a woman’s monthly cycle. (a variety of jasper)
CALCITE – Comfort; inspiration; cleansing; provides comfort and refreshes the system when in emotional crisis; increases your power and effectiveness regarding a project about to be undertaken; a protective stone; for meditation – to help free the mind prior to a psychic reading.
CALCITE, BLACK – record-keeper stone; alleviates depression
CALCITE, GREEN – mental healer; stimulates the immune system; absorbs negativity; aids communication
CALCITE, ORANGE – energizes and cleanses; balances emotions; overcomes depression; dissolves problems
CALCITE, YELLOW OR GOLD – helps with meditation; ground higher mental energy; stimulates the will; uplifting
CELESTITE – promotes purity of the heart; helps with conflict resolution; relaxation, sympathy, travel sickness; great for meditation; reduces stress; helps guard against excessive worrying.
CARNELIAN – improves analytic abilities; removes fear of death; helps overcome abuse; wards off evil thoughts, jealousies, animosities, and psychic attacks; inspires bravery and courage; cleans other stones; can enhance sexual energy; helps with arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia.
CHALCEDONY- brings about feelings of benevolence and generosity; removes hostility; transforms sadness to joy; uplifts the spirit; engages courage, level mindedness, return to reality; great for opening new horizons; fights depression; eases self-doubt
CHALCOPYRITE – increases perception (If you’re out and about in the NW of British Columbia, you should be able to find lots of this!!)
CHAROITE – integrates negative qualities; helps overcome obsession; balances the crown chakra; relieves frustration; insight to past lives; improves assertiveness; encourages and inspires; calms nerves; reduces pain of cramps
CHRYSOCOLLA – helps you accept change; helps relationships that have become difficult; draws out negative emotions; helps overcome phobias; promotes truthfulness; improves ability to express thoughts; lifts and balances emotions; eases emotional heartache; attracts love and sweet dreams.
CHRYSOPRASE – helps with deep meditation; promotes truthfulness; encourages fidelity; energizes heart and sacral chakras; passion; renewal; fertility; ardour; intensifies friendships; brings prosperity and good luck
CITRINE – renewal; cleansing; full of positive influences; helps with anxiety and depression; increases psychic power; opens door between intuition and logic; instills self-confidence; dissipates and grounds negative energy; cleanses the chakras; stone of abundance
COPPER – vitality, purification; amplifies thoughts and feelings; good for the blood, muscles and joints. Copper is said to enhance the effects of other metals and stones, to bring good luck, have health benefits (such as reduce the pain of arthritis), an focuses the spiritual beliefs of the wearer. I LOVE using copper in my jewelry!
DANBURITE – powerful healing stone; stimulates the third eye, crown and higher crown chakras; links to eternal wisdom; takes you to a higher state of consciousness during meditation; facilitates deep change
DIAMOND – prosperity; well-being; improves senses; increases bravery and strength
DIOPSIDE – love; commitment; helps a person deal with trauma
DIOPTASE – meditation; partnerships; alleviate stress; powerful healer for the heart; helps you live in the present; activates memories of past lives; helps with emotional healing; opens the heart chakra
DOLOMITE – optimism; improves athletic performance
EMERALD – increases mental clarity; helps you enjoy life to the best of your ability; heals negative emotions; calms the emotions; intellect; prosperity; opens the heart chakra; reveals the truth of a lover’s promise and breaks if they are false; helps to develop clairvoyance
EUDIALITE – management; recovery
FLINT – abstinence; science; a cleansing stone
FLUORITE – draws off negative energies; helps you organize and process information; stabilizes the emotions; teaches importance of balance; a great stone for those in a caring profession; brings people together; grounds excess energy; dissolves fixed patterns of behaviour; helps organize and process information; stabilizes the emotions; assists the conscious mind and body in analyzing conditions and situations in a rational and non-emotional manner; highly protective
GALENA – (lead based – don’t ingest or make elixirs; wash hands after touching) “stone of harmony”; opens the mind; a grounding stone
GARNET – energizes; cleanses and re-energizes chakras; inspires love and devotion; increases hope; Repels negativity, gives courage and confidence, builds a defensive aura around oneself, guards against depression and melancholy; removes inhibitions and taboos
GARNET, ALMANDINE – regenerative; initiates charity and compassion; affection inspiration; stimulates the eyes
GARNET, GROSSULAR – teaches relaxation; improves fertility; “go with the flow”, helps with arthritis
GARNET, SPESSARTITE – willingness to help others; strengthens the heart
GOLD – holds the energies of the stones with which it is in contact; associated with God and the sun; large deposits of gold all around Northwestern BC
HEMATITE – Grounding stone; dissolves negativity; enables the psychic practitioner to distant their thoughts from the physical world so they can receive a psychic information; aids in developing psychic abilities; increases willpower and reliability; imparts confidence; removes self-limitations; treats over-eating, smoking and other overindulgence; helps you accept mistakes; powerful connection with the blood
HERKIMER DIAMOND: detoxifies; helps you sleep; helps with past-life recall; grounding stone; energizing; brings about creative energies; helps you remember dreams
JADE – symbol of purity; promotes self-sufficiency; releases negative thoughts; helps with creative ideas; “dream stone”; reduces irritability; peace and reflection; stone of patience and slow but steady progress; the stone of longevity, offers healing of the body and spirit; used to maintain health and well-being. There are large deposits of nephrite jade in NW British Columbia.
JASPER- “supreme nurturer”; absorbs negative energy; cleanses and aligns chakras and the aura; balances yin and yang; increases courage; stimulates the imagination; prolongs sexual pleasure; powerful stone used for divination practice; worn to protect the individual during out of body experiences and vision quests by providing a solid grounding. This is a fairly common stone in NW British Columbia.
LAPIS LAZULI – enhances sixth sense abilities of gaining secret knowledge; Facilitates visualization of wearer and healing properties
LEPIDOLITE – Induces calmness; has a tranquilizing effect against stress and negative emotions; helps to recognize one’s need for making changes in thinking and behavior patterns
MALACHITE – Assists in healing of emotions, brings peaceful sleep, brings extra power when used for divination purposes especially those pertaining to receiving one’s hearts desire; protective stone; activates visualization and psychic vision; amplifies both negative and positive energy; stone of transformation; draws out deep feelings
MARBLE – a dreamer’s stone – it will help you recall your dreams so you can understand more about yourself; good for meditation as it is a calming stone
MARCASITE: MICA – helps you see and understand imperfections in the people around you while still maintaining a compassionate attitude
MOLDAVITE: Extraterrestrial origin (so, people say it helps us communicate with aliens); transcends time; aids communication; opens crown chakra; grounding stone; helps bring about unconventional, “outside-the-box” solutions
MOLYBDENITE: “dreamer’s stone”; good for bringing about healing dreams; gets rid of mercury poisoning; integrates your normal, every day personality with your higher self; improves spirituality
MOONSTONE – Associated with all things feminine; believed to help alleviate menstrual pain and reduce symptoms of menopause. For all relationships, family, mates and lovers, to keep the existing harmony or to restore it, also used to attract new a new one.
OBSIDIAN – grounding, protective stone; absorbs negative energy; helps block psychic attack; draws out mental stress and tension; . Used as a scrying tool to help the psychic un-focus from the physical and venture inward to receive information. (this is an extremely strong stone with side effects – not for a neophyte)
ONYX, BLACK- Protection, energy shield. Used for grounding and centering oneself. Meditative.
OPAL – enhances psychic visions; helps you express who you truly are; absorbs and reflects; karmic stone; protective – helps you be unnoticed or invisible; improves self-worth; brings out spontaneity; brings about loyalty and faithfulness
PERIDOT – Used to attract wealth, abundance, increase happiness and well being. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual can wear peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions.
PETRIFIED WOOD – A grounding, stabilizing stone; protective; calming
PYRITE – protective and grounding stone; balances the male energies; even though it is called “Fool’s Gold” it is believed to promote good financial sense
QUARTZ, AMETHYST – Moderation, devotion, insomnia, addictions, nerve pain, acne, peace, tranquility, happiness, purification, soften negative feelings; this is the healer of the ages, healing for the soul, body and mind; balances highs and lows
QUARTZ, CLEAR – most powerful healing and energy amplifier; cleanses and enhances; raises energy; dissolves karmic seeds; enhances psychic abilities; filters out distractions during meditation; used to implement psychic, ESP qualities. Connecting with the Universal source of knowledge.
QUARTZ, ROSE – brings deep inner healing; calming and good to use in crisis or trauma; attracts love and affection; comforts during grief; strengthens the heart; The bringer of love in its many forms- romantic and otherwise. Wear it to attract love, give it to someone as a symbol of your love or appreciation.
QUARTZ, RUTILATED – integrates energy; facilitates contact with spiritual guidance; breaks down barriers to spiritual progress
QUARTZ, SMOKEY – linked to the earth and to base chakras; detoxifies; A filter and trap for those negative thoughts and emotions that are everywhere present. Keep one nearby where you work, bring one with you when you expect to be around negative people; promotes positive thought
QUARTZ, SNOW – (a.k.a. Kermodei Quartz ; a.k.a. Milky Quartz) supports you while learning; improves tact and cooperation; think before you speak; prevents feelings of being overwhelmed by demands
QUARTZ, TIGER’S-EYE – For protection, for divination and inquiry into past or future lives.
RHODOCHROSITE – Relationships, promotes balanced love and understanding. Gives energy to the active person.
RHODONITE – wound healer; heals emotional shock; grounds energy; balances yin-yang; helps you achieve your potential; helps you see both sides of an issue; a balancer; clears emotional wounds; turns back insults; prevents retaliation; builds confidence; reduces confusion
SERPENTINE – grounding stone; aids meditation; clears chakras; stimulates the crown chakra; helps you feel in control; corrects emotional imbalance; blood cleanser and detoxifier; increases longevity
SERPENTINE, LIGHT GREEN (infinite stone) – connects you with angelic guidance; promotes compassion; promotes forgiveness; heals imbalances from past lives; gets rid of “baggage” from past relationships; pain relief
SILVER – represents the moon and the Goddess; aids speech and public speaking; enhances and stores the properties of stones it comes in contact with; aids psychic energies
SODALITE – Healing of emotions and physical body. An aid to transformation when used in meditation. Sodalite is also a fluorescent stone – place it under a black light and see what I mean!
STAUROLITE – Good luck stone shaped like crosses. Used for protection against accidents and to bring one courage.
SUGILITE – Magical understanding of Higher things. Symbol of universal love. The crown chakra and spiritual understanding.
SULPHUR – (TOXIC – don’t eat, avoid touching eyes and mucous membranes and wash hands after use) absorbs negative energies and emotions; brings out psychic abilities; reaches the rebellious and stubborn; blocks repetitive and distracting thought patterns; aids reasoning; grounds thinking; enhances creativity
SUNSTONE: brings joy; clears all chakras; connects you to the light and the sun; helps you say no; antidepressant; good for SAD; encourages optimism and enthusiasm.
TOPAZ – One can focus their desires through this stone, visual images in the mind are transformed into universal messages. Enables communication from other realms in the universe.
TOURMALINE – Integrates and harmonizes left and right brain activity which enhances the person’s psychic and medium ship abilities. Aids in balancing the whole person and the psyche.
TURQUOISE – Manifests spiritual qualities, healing, friendship & love, luck & money
UNAKITE: Healing of the soul. Guide to transformation and Higher Self.
VANADINITE: (TOXIC – Don’t touch!) connects to the earth chakra; helps you conserve energy (your own); calms noisy thoughts; helps to get overspending under control
WULFENITE: (TOXIC – Don’t touch!): Helps heal past lives; helps you to accept and adjust to life when it’s not what you hope for or need; helps you focus on the positive; integrates shadow energies;