Agate: This quartz, belonging to the Chalcedony family, comes in a wide range of colors and is often variegated and banded. Agates foster love, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity, acceptance, courage, protection, balance, generosity, strength, security and appreciation of nature. Agates are considered Power Stones. The are very grounding, solid and stable. All Agates have excellent protective energy and stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. The Agate offers the one that possesses it eloquence gifts such as inner peace and perseverance. It stimulates self-confidence and encloses harmony and friendship. It favours stability and soothes anxiety. It is well known of attracting wealth. In general, the Agate is beneficial and pacifies the environment.
Star signs: Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
Amethyst: Amethyst is a stone of the mind. It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. Wear Amethyst if you want to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings, or your values. Amethyst helps one learn of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. It is very good for overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed mental states because of it extreme calming mental effects. It is considered an extremely spiritual stone. Amethyst comes from a Greek word, amethusos, meaning not drunk. Today those trying to overcome addictions, especially alcohol addiction, use the healing powers of Amethyst as an aid. Amethyst fosters selflessness and is associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, and positive transformation. Some say it should be called the Stone of Transformation.
Star signs: Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Aries
Aventurine: Excellent for attracting abundance and wealth. This is the stone of opportunity, also known as the stone of chance or luck. Good career stone for those in stressful situations at work. Reinforces ones decision making abilities and amplifies leadership qualities. Balances out your emotions, helps remain calm in trying situations. Helps not just to reduce anxiety or anger, but to balance out your emotions. Stimulates opportunity, improves your leadership skills and helps you respond to challenges on an instinctive level – allowing you to make quick, confident decisions. Assists one in making the “right” decisions. Has a reputation as a “gambler’s stone”, bringing luck into the game of risk and chance.
Star signs: Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Cancer
Blue Chalcedony: Soothing, calming Chalcedony is great for promoting a sense of peace and joy. As a member of the Quartz family, Chalcedony carries similar properties, such as cleansing, healing, and balancing. All Chalcedonies are thought to absorb negativity and promote harmonious emotions, but Blue Chalcedony is often used during public speaking. Working with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, Blue Chalcedony is believed to facilitate an exuberant vibe from a speaker to an audience. Some have even credited Blue Chalcedony with facilitating telepathic communication, as well as communication with other realms. Wearing or carrying a blue chalcedony gemstone helps protect you from any type of negative magic. This includes not only the negative magic that is intentionally sent your way, but also the negative magic from people you do not even know.
Star signs: Cancer, Sagittarius
Citrine: People are drawn to golden Citrine for the courage and self discipline it offers. Getting tasks done, developing self worth and mastering the ego are all achieved through the energies of Citrine. Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. One of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it. Citrine energizes, and invigorates, promotes warmth, comfort, and energy. Aids in matters of daily living. It is said citrine will open the mind to new thoughts. Carry Citrine if you have a lot of material wealth, to help from becoming greedy and too attached to material possessions. Citrine will help you focus more on the giver than the gift and remember that our value is not determined by what we own, but by WHO we are. Especially good for people starting a new business! Supports your material and business success in addition to supporting your business plans and successful associations with vendors, partners, and suppliers. Excellent stone for smoothing family or group problems, cutting to the quick of the situation and speeding up the process.
Star signs: Gemini, Aries, Libra, Leo
Hematite: Hematite helps one sort out things in ones own mind, and can be useful for a mental “tune up”. It helps memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. Good stone for IT personnel. A calming stone, but also offers support for your hopes, dreams, wishes and desires, by encouraging you to “reach for the sun”. Hematite reminds you that the only limitations that exist are those that you place upon yourself. It helps to balance out the emotions and energies between the body, mind and spirit. Not only does it dissolve negativity, but actually transforms it into the energy of Universal Love. Slightly grounding, reduces stress, enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Stimulates attainment of peace and self-control.
Star signs: Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries
Carnelian: A stone of ambition and drive, Carnelian is a Power Stone! Excellent career stone, it is very helpful in making choices and decisions. Carnelian is the most powerful action stone for focusing, realization and self-actualization. Reminds one to be “in the moment”. Stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. Activates and energizes personal power, revealing or discovering hidden talents by stimulating your curiosity and inquisitiveness. This stone calms our fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life. Guards against depression. It inspires a positive courageous confidence, and gives us extra courage to make healthy choices. Protects the user from all negative emotions, especially rage, envy, and fear. Grounds energy and attention into the present. Encourages love with family members and relatives. Balances creativity and mental processes. Assist one in the creative arts and theatre. Helps remember lines and lyrics by attracting the right words and instilling confidence, while enhancing creativity, individuality and courage.
Star signs: Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo
Crystal: The most powerful, versatile multi-purpose healing stone, particular regarding self esteem, and healing the wounds of a neglectful or abusive childhood. This stone will not allow you to wallow in self-pity over that which you can not change! It amplifies the energy of all other stones and increases your emotional energy. I call this the poor mans Diamond, because it is so rich in every way except material value. Amplifies, focuses, stores, transforms, energizes. Perfect for focusing affirmations and prayers. Stimulates psychic perception. Teaches each person at their own level, and at their own speed. Empowers. Attunes to all chakras, all signs, and all numbers. This stone amplifies prayers, wishes and positive visualizations. Keeps you in touch with your spiritual side, and reminds you that you are a spiritual being, having a human experience. All spiritual pursuits can be stimulated and amplified using this stone’s energy. It helps you to be receptive to higher guidance.
Star signs: Pisces, Leo, Capricorn, Taurus, Libra, Aries, Gemini
Leopard Jasper: The Leopard Skin Jasper meaning traditionally makes it a great stone to utilize when you are looking to connect with animals or discover your personal power animal. It is a very strong nurturing stone that helps to further personal growth and is good for protection and evoking passion. This stone can facilitate strength, courage, and vitality. It sustains and supports you during times of stress, helping to bring tranquility and overall wholeness, helps to unify all aspects of your life. The Leopard Skin Jasper is a powerful protection stone against things that are not good for you, and helps to ease emotional stresses, making it a perfect personal gemstone. It is associated with spiritual discovery and shamanic journeys.
Star signs: Gemini, Scorpio
Malachite: Excellent stone for identifying, recognizing and releasing negative experiences, especially one that you cannot recall. This is particularly useful for people on a spiritual path, or in recovery, for releasing guilt. How does one make amends for that which you have no recollection or knowledge? Malachite will help you clear the past that you may have no conscious awareness of, yet remains a burden you are carrying. If you feel guilty, but don’t know why, this is a good stone to add to your collection. It can be helpful in gaining insight into the cause of specific conditions, such as relationships, resentments, and anxiety so that you can release them. Also very powerful in aiding with the interpretation and transfer of information that leads to Spiritual Evolution. A protective stone in the field of Aviation, said to stimulate awareness of and prevention of vertigo. Malachite also represents fidelity in love and friendship, and is a good companion stone for Jade – the stone of Fidelity in relationships, both romantic and friendships, that have had turmoil and need to rebuild trust, as it also promotes loyalty.
Star signs: Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus, Libra, Gemini
New Jade: It is not a type of jade at all. Rather, it is a type of light green Serpentine, which is a beneficial and versatile stone and is said to be helpful for correcting emotional imbalances and in turn encourages you to feel more in control of your life. It is a good stone to use during psychic development exercises and to encourage the development of psychic abilities. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money. It helps us to connect with the heart and mind of Nature. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. It has been traditionally used for Kundalini activation and clearing blocked energy centres.
Star signs: Gemini, Scorpio
Obsidian: Snowflake Obsidian is volcanic lava cooled quickly. It is a natural glass. A stone of protection, is was probably one the first stones to be used for arrowheads and knives. A stone of Honesty, Sincerity and Truth, Obsidian will bring out the Warrior spirit in you. It can help reach into your subconscious, reclaim yourself, and help you find or re-discover forgotten abilities within yourself. It can help to prevent negative energy from effecting you, and also help keep your thoughts from turning negative. Its mirror like surface reveals its special ability to act as a mirror and help you see your own flaws honestly. It doesn’t abandon you there, but will also provide insight into correcting those flaws. It is a powerful tool of change, aiding your desire to alter behavior, change harmful communication patterns or overcome obsessions.
Star signs: Virgo, Sagittarius
Onyx: Black Onyx enhances steadfastness and determination, setting ones mind to a task. It is grounding stone, valuable in difficult or confusing times in our lives. Extremely helpful to people who are in the process of letting go or releasing the past attachments to people, places and things. Excellent stone for initiating the process of centering and alignment of the total person with a Higher Power. It helps us to absorb whatever energy we need from the Universe. Can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others, and in that way is a good stone for protection from negative forces and influences. Onyx helps you become the Master of your own Fate. Excellent stone for initiating the process of centering and alignment of the total person with a Higher Power. It helps us to absorb whatever energy we need from the Universe. Reduces Sexual desire. Balances and grounds.
Star sign: Leo
Rhodonite: It is associated with love because of its believed properties of forgiveness. The pain we cause ourselves endures the longest. Without forgiveness, we are doomed to feelings of regret, sadness, self-doubt and low self-esteem. Forgiving yourself will not only free you of that burden, it will open you up to revived self-worth and emotional balance. The unconditional love that the Rhodonite meaning embodies is an energy to aspire to when memories of past mistakes come back to test your self-love. Take the lessons that you learn from this stone about how to better treat yourself, and apply them to everyone you know and meet. This loving stone gives you the confidence to reach out with a helping hand. It teaches not just about self love and the love towards others, but of all the important aspects about love. When to hold on to it, when to let it go and how to make that decision when things are at their worse. As a crystal for meditation, rhodonite will bring you to a place of love and humanity within yourself.
Star sign: Taurus
Rose Quartz: This is a stone of warmth and love, as it heals emotional wounds and pain with it’s gentle calming salve. Opens the heart to the beauty within and all around us, and will begin its healing by reducing resentments. As Amethyst is to the Spirit, so Rose Quartz is to the Heart. It gives Self-Acceptance, Self Love, and Personal Worth. Enhances all forms of love: self love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love. Encourages us to be kind, tender, peaceful and gentle. Teaches forgiveness and tolerance. Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle, non-judgemental love into our lives.
Star signs: Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus, Libra, Aquarius
Red Jasper: Jasper is considered a Power Stone and a Protection Stone. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It is a stone of the earth, and therefore a very “grounding” stone. Think of the term “Solid as a Rock” and Jasper comes to mind. It is a stone that works slowly, providing constant, slow, deliberate energy, especially good in time of needed change without the chaos a total upheaval would cause. A good stone for working with shy or timid people who need change. Jasper was once considered a Warriors Stone, so it knows of loyalty, inner strength, and standing up for what you believe in. A power stone for those who stand for justice and fair play, especially useful for those whose job it is rectify unjust situations. Jasper protects from other people, forces, and from yourself! It can keep you from getting carried away, or lead astray, and being diverted from your goals. It helps to give you courage in preparation for conflict, either physical or emotional.
Star signs: Virgo, Taurus, Libra, Aries
Sodalite: It has been said that the longest distance you will ever travel is the journey from your head to your heart. This is the gift of Sodalite. It clears up mental confusion and reestablishes inner peace. Sodalite strengthens the power of mind over body and bridges the gap between your thoughts and your feelings. Eliminates Fear and Guilt better than any other stone! Fosters knowledge, learning proficiency, consciousness, communication and wisdom. Helps get along with others and aids in group work, particularly for mediators and peace makers. Good for healing rifts in partnerships and relationships, and helps bring an end to arguments or disagreements. Excellent stone to enhance all communication skills. This stone helps us unite the logical with the spiritual. It also help free us from old behavior patterns that no longer serve us. Wonderful stone for creative types, balancing both sides of the mind, and allowing you mind to come up with the emotional expression of your ideas in physical forms.
Star signs: Pisces, Virgo, Leo, Sagittarius
Tiger’s Eye: Excellent grounding stone! If you need to make some changes in your life, this is the stone for you. Promotes balance and strength to get through difficult phases of life; relieves doubt and bestows decision making with vision and clarity. Helps one to be practical, patient, focused, determined. Flighty people, people who are easily distracted, immature people, procrastinators, people in emotional turmoil, people in transitional states (all who are in very great need of grounding), tend to shy away from this stone, as it grounds them as soon as they are in its presence. But if you feel nervous, anxious, or fearful much of the time, this is a great stone for you. Especially helpful if you are feeling drained or unfocused. It has been used to stimulate wealth and abundance, and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth and keep it. Creates order out of chaos. Harmony stone. Associated with the correct use of power, courage, grace and the ability to see clearly and without illusion. Will bring calm and serenity from within, without making you feel dull and lifeless.
Star signs: Virgo, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Gemini
Turquenite: It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. Turquentine is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquentine dispels negative energy and clears smog from the environment. It provides solace for the spirit and well-being for the body, it acts as a bridge between Heaven and Earth and helps bring good fortune. It connects mind to the infinite possibilities of the universe and fosters honest and clear communication from the heart, enhances communication between physical and spiritual world. Associated with success and ambition, it attracts career luck and motivation.
Star signs: Virgo, Gemini
Turquoise: A truth stone, it symbolizes a time to be honest with yourself. Much will be gained when you become still, and see yourself as your truly are. The truth is very motivating to those ready to hear it. By doing so, you make it okay for them to believe and follow. It is a stone of self realization helping you to better understand yourself, your ideas and emotions. A wonderful aid in regards to any type of analytical thinking. Protects and blesses the user. One of the most versatile of the power stones, which is why Native Americans honor it. Turquoise works at the throat Chakra enhancing communication skills. Those seeking a profound healing of the spirit and soul should wear turquoise. Opens the heart Chakra for giving and receiving. Ancient absorber of negativity. Helps one develop natural powers. Excellent grounding stone. Strengthens and calms the mind and body.
Star signs: Pisces, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius