A black iron based orthorhombic crystal believed to have protective properties. Used by the Saxons in ancient times, it was used as an additive to drink to form a kind of elixir to be drunk which contained the vibrational essence of the stone. It is also believed to be good with bringing higher wisdom. A bringer of fortitude, and over-comer of life's obstacles, acatnhite helps to enhance a feeling of balance on the physical, emotional, and mental planes. Because of this, it allows us to feel at peace with a process rather than yearning for an end result. The stone can help with aiding insightful thought and problem solving instincts in everyday situations, plus is able to help us see what is causing some of health problems by showing us new perspectives.
A bladed black or green stone that is made of fibrous columns, with jade like qualities. It is a shielding stone, with an ability to repel negative and unwanted energies. Actinolite assists in global unity and connectivity, allowing the holder to feel a deeper sense of togetherness. It also helps us to appreciate the differences in intention with others and allows us to be more discerning when choosing our friends.
These are bright green-yellow tabular crystals with high lustre that are said to assist the intellect and with matters of the heart. This is a good stone for helping to shift emotional blockages and overcome stressful situations or memories. Adamite has been used to help assertiveness and to bring confidence to grow as a person.
A variety of chalcedony, agate is often banded with colours. It comes in many types, each with its own mythology behind it. As a whole, agate is a balancing stone and causes harmony between both male and female energies.
Angel Wing Agate
Angel wing agate contains tubes in it structure. With abilities to assist concentration and perceptive ability, it can help us to realise new solutions to repeating or unsolved problems. It helps to maintain an atmosphere of calm and worry free thinking, allowing us to feel acceptance for all there is.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate contains a blue and white pattern and helps with spiritual advancement. It is used most beneficially with the higher chakras and helps reinforce the gentle energies. This stone is used for treating arthritis and skeletal conditions, can be used to help the nervous system and aids with digestion.
Botryoidal Black Agate
This agate forms in nodes that present tubular or orbicular configurations. This stone is used to help improve communication on a base level, and to help with connection to the other worlds. A good therapy for distractions, and an aid for concentration, some say it is good for predicting the future. Botryoidal agate is a healing stone and with a message of peace, in visualisation, it allows us to travel safely to the core of the emotional body with good will.
A purple and grey stone with white pattern, Botswana agate forms mainly in nodules. It is said to stimulate curiosity and further enlightenment in individuals. As a problem solving stone, it can help with finding solutions to difficulty. This crystal works best with the crown chakra and stimulates a universal connectivity and love between self and others.
Opaque or transparent, with a variety of colourful patterns, this stone is used in divining and dowsing. It is also said to enhance our strength, and ability to astrally project into many directions. Brazilian agate has been used by Brazilian shamans to help with crossing worlds. This crystal is also said to help relieve pain and can treat bumps and bruises.
A transparent or opaque stone, dendritic agate contains internal branches of mineral. These are usually manganese. Like blue lace, this stone is gentle and enhances our ability to be calm and light footed in life's situations. It helps us to appreciate and be aware of our origins in life and allows connectivity to the universe. As an earth healing stone, dendritic agate helps bring abundance into our lives and allows the chakras to function more efficiently.
Inclusions of limonite cause the iridescent flame effect in this stone. Fire agate manifests divine perfection and is a useful shield from fear. Fire agate is said to help the holder to determine and then let go of unwanted things and connections in life. This ability is related to the holders empowered intuitive vision on self and the world around them.
Like fire agate, this stone appears to have flames within it, however in flame agate the flames are made from red jasper. Sometimes the jasper is white. This stone is used to assist in decision making and helping with the 'leap of faith' required to change mindsets and patterns in life.
This transparent or translucent stone contains fine bands which appear close together. These can produce a reflective iridescent effect, much like the pattern of the iris in the human eye. This stone is said to be an eye opener, and awakens out inner self to the truths being offered to us. When sliced thinly, iris agate produces a rainbow effect which assists in the bringing of inner peace.
Mexican Lace Agate
This stone forms with red and white lace patterns which sometimes manifest in a paisley formation. This is a physical stone and can assist the body to attain higher development. It can also replenish energy in the physical lows we feel along with fatigue and depression. Mexican lace agate is said to be able to receive and help communicate messages from higher realms, for the holder to envisage.
Moss agate is a stone with transparent qualities but with forms of mossy coloured foliage style inclusions. Moss agate is said to assist in finding compromise and solution to challenging situations. This stone is reported to be good for ego development and self-esteem. It's a good stone for finding beauty in the world around us. Native Americans would traditionally use moss agate as a stone of power.
This fortification agate reveals circular or ring like patterns when cut open. This is an astrological stone that helps to attune the holder to the planets in the solar system, and helping the holder to intuitively know when the best times for action will be. Orbicular agate is also known for balancing the chakras and to bring awareness of required action to achieve fulfilment.
Plume agate manifests in various strains depending on where they form, however in general, their properties can be said to be linked in the following ways. Plume agates assist in re-generation of energies and help the holder to process information and experiences both good and bad, in order to find the appropriate wisdom. These stones help the holder to let go of the conditions that hold them back. Plume agates are often used as tools in meditation.
Purple Sage Agate (Lurelite)
Purple sage agate is a blue stone with hints of violet. It is said to help the holder to appreciate the self and to discover one's own values. Purple sage agate assists in the letting go of conflict, and increases sensitivity. In doing so, this stone brings about the new energies and activities being held back by destructive thinking and emotions. Purple sage agate enhances empathy but not sympathy, so that a deeper understanding of struggle can be found.
Regency Rose Agate
This pink stone is said to bring about luck and happiness. It heightens one's dignity so that embarrassment and humiliation isn't stumbled into, and that we feel more at peace with ourselves in daily situations. Regency rose agate has been used to help treat depression and feelings of hopelessness.
With the appearance of a snake's skin, this stone encourages feelings of strength and peasant personality. Through inner peace and an understanding of the joy of living. Snakeskin agate helps to undo worries and tension, increasing self-esteem and self-awareness. This stone is said to help overcome feelings of being lost and can promote quick and decisive thinking.
This mineral mainly manifests in the form of phantoms within other crystals, however it is sometimes found within calcite druzy formations too. This stone allows the holder to communicate matters of the heart more easily, and grants peace in the emotional body. It helps to bring about an acceptance and understanding of one's own situation. Ajoite brings inner peace aiding in coming to terms with many symptoms or environment. Assisting in creative energy, and connection to all realms of being, ajoite is used to help with communicating higher messages.
A type of gypsum with fine grains, alabaster is a finely shaded white crystal. When calmed or smoothed, it is often used as a meditative aide, and increases the desire to be servile to humanity. In a maturing sense, alabaster helps the holder to remain clam in times of discomfort and stress. This stone helps with finding forgiveness for issues that cause anger or distress.
Alexandrite is a pleochoric chrysoberyl, meaning that although green, it displays varying colours in different directions when moved in the light. This stone is rare, and is said to encourage the birth of the inner and outer self. It is used in the process of manifestation, self-centering and esteem building, Alexandrite can help the holder to reawaken their sense of joy and ability to appreciate the connectivity of all things. In oriental mythology, alexandrite is considered highly magical.
A garnet variety, almandine forms in dodecahedra or trapezohedra, and occasionally in compact and granular shapes. An inspirational stone, it brings about peace in times of deep thought. If it is difficult to find time for the self then almandine can help the holder to find it. A stone of truth, almandine helps to assimilate right thinking in daily life, along with the feeling of universal love. His stone is said to enhance one's capacity for charity and good deeds.
This green or turquoise, short prismatic feldspar forms tabular crystals or masses. Linking to the chakra energy centres, amazonite is a soothing stone for healing these areas. Aligning the physical , astral, and etheric bodies, it's purposes can be meaningful in general health. Amazonite is used to balance male and female energies and can help bring about equilibrium in the holder's personality. This stone is said to assist with the unblocking of energies that can lead to nervous disorders.
Amber is a multicoloured fossilised tree resin that can sometimes contain other fossils such as plant material or insects. Various shades and colours of amber are used at different times, usually according to the chakra that is being worked on. This stone assists in unifying the conscious self to divine perfection, reinforcing one's journey toward it. It helps in the building of bonds and in being seen as a favourable choice. Amber has been revered as a sacred stone by many cultures around the world.
Amethyst is a purple and white variety of quartz that can crystallise or form in masses. The amethyst strain is created by the introduction of manganese to regular quartz stone, giving the purple colouring. The stone is a spiritual assistant, bringing peace and contentment to the holder. It has been used traditionally to protect from poisons and to keep a clear mind in times of meditation. Amethyst can act as a connector between the Earth plane and other dimensions, meaning it can be used as a messenger stone. As a protector, amethyst can be used to guard against psychic attack, balancing the holder and reflecting any negative energies presented.
Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine, and contains the properties of both these stones. It is believed to assist in the balancing of all universal energy and provides a communication bridge between the self and divine perfection. When used in meditation ametrine is able to help the holder to reach higher states of awareness. As an intellectual stimulator, this stone will assist in decision making when concerning matters of higher importance. Ametrine is an unblocking stone and can help unblock energies on the physical, emotional, and mental realms.
Forming in prisms, masses, or columns, andalusite can be white, red, violet, pink, grey, red/brown, or green. Sometimes, it can be pleochoric, meaning it displays different colours along different grains in various directions, when exposed to the light. It is a self analysis stone, helping the holder to address matters concerning the self with a rational outlook. Andalusite can help with memory retrieval and with the understanding of ancient texts.
This blue and white stone forms in masses, nodes, and crystals. Sometimes it can contain inclusions of hematite, which gives a red colour. This stone is a balancing aid, which aligns the body to the ethereal plane. As a protector, angelite will create a field of protection around the holder on an emotional level. The communication properties are known to be helpful in telepathic connection. This stone can be useful in astral travel, spirit journeys, and dream work.
Apatite forms in prisms or masses and can manifest many varying colours. Often it is green, yellow, white, or sometimes blue, purple, or red. As an intellectual stimulator, apatite also increases strength in love. His stone is associated with humanitarian causes , an is also good for general healing, balancing, and the communication of information. On an energetic level apatite helps to balance the emotional, physical, intellectual, and etheric bodies. This mineral is often used in assisting with past life regression, UFO recall, and telepathy.
This mineral forms in pseudo-cubic crystals, granular masses, and natural pyramids. It can also occur as a druze upon a matrix of another mineral. This stone has been used to create a link between the physical and spirit realm. This is a good stone for discovering the truth in situations and encourages thoughtful analysis. Apophyllite can be used to help remain conscious while undergoing astral travel. It is also helpful when reflecting on the self and can assist with finding the causes and realisations required for personal progression.
Aquamarine is a form of prismadic Beryl that can be blue or green. This stone is said to bring courage to the holder, and allows quick and clever thinking. This stone allows us to feel prepared and to take the extra precautions required in situations instinctively. Aquamarine is said to align the chakras and can help to connect the physical and etheric bodies. This stone works especially well with the throat chakra, as well as providing deep insight on self awareness.
This mineral forms in needle shaped acicular formations which can be columnar, fibrous, or stalactitic. Aragonite is used for self centring energy work, and is useful for helping to deal with anger, stress, and tension. Aragonite helps to bring awareness to physical realm problems and allows us to be patient and comfortable in the process of eliminating them. It is also a stone of discipline and helps the holder to maintain a head strong attitude.
This mineral is formed of quartz or feldspar with inclusions of mica or hematite which created a spangled formation. Usually, aventurine is a green stone and is associated with the heart chakra. It is a protector of the heart as well as a healer, and assists in the balancing of male and female energies. This mineral is good for bringing out the decisive leadership qualities needed when faced with difficult or challenging situations.
This blue crystal forms in many varying types and is traditionally known as the stone of heaven. This mineral assists the holder in the enlightenment process as well as promoting psychic abilities. This stone helps to dispel thoughts that linger in the mind when they no longer serve the holder, and they also help to calm troubles and worries. Azurite is a stone of creativity and allows the holder to express themselves more freely and with an intuitive flair for arts and writing.