All the necessary conditions (temperature, pressure, and chemical elements) combine in a particular way at a particular time to facilitate their birth and growth. The rocks that make up the earth’s crust comprise our mountain ranges and canyons – have all undergone and continue to experience great change. Rocks were once liquid – molten lava – that have cooled and become solid. Rocks are the result of the massive accumulation of particles and plant and animal life that are compacted down, layer by layer. Rocks can not only bend, compress, and erode over time and from the elements, but can even change into different rocks, by extreme pressure, temperature, and chemical activity. Rocks truly do give us an amazing glimpse into the past. Crystals in particular do indeed have “energy.” Why do you think it is quartz crystal that is used in watches and radios? A quartz crystal is an oscillator – it receives, transmits, and stores energy, and this energy is pure energy. The energy emanating from a quartz crystal when held in your hand is direct from nature and pure as nature intended it.
Here is a list of some of the most popular stones and their healing beliefs.
Adventurine (Aventurine) – A good luck stone, especially in financial matters. Stimulates creativity, intelligence and perception. A great healing stone, it gives a sense of mental and emotional well-being.
Agate – General protection and healing, increases courage, self-confidence, and energy and promotes longevity. Also good for gardening.
Alexandrite – renewal and regeneration, openness to higher self. Brings love, joy, and luck.
Amazonite – helps clarify and improve thinking.
Amber – healing, protection from negativity, attractiveness and energy.
Amethyst – increases vivid dreams, relieves depression, promotes calm, serenity, and spirituality. Helps with addiction and stress.
Ammonite- The Ammonite draws off all negative energies. Think of the Ammonite spirals as a filter, drawing in these dense energies which are no longer needed, moving them through the spirals and releasing them as fresh, positive, loving life force energies.
Apatite – helps stuttering and hypertension. Rids one of guilt and grief.
Aquamarine – improves sight, sharpens the mind, calms and clarifies emotions. More about Aquamarine
Aragonite – grounding and centering, facing truth and reality.
Azurite – increases psychic ability and aids in meditation. Relieves arthritis and joint pain.
Bismuth- The healing properties of the element, Bismuth relieves symptoms of isolation, both spiritually and emotionally.
Bloodstone – healing, especially related to the blood. Increases courage and charitability.
Blue Chalcedony- Blue chalcedony is a stone with a gentle energy that feels kind of dreamy. It is said to foster balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a stone of calm and peace that is reputed to reduce or negate hostility, anger, and irritation.
Bornite-Peacock Ore (Bornite)- one of the strongest healing stones on the mineral kingdom. It has the ability to align every chakra when applied to a given chakra. The energy within Peacock Ore creates a circular, clockwise motion. Even though it is placed on one chakra, it will affect the other six.
Bronzite-The energy of bronzite promotes certainty and control, encourages us to take control over our own actions and enables us to be sure about what it is that we want in our lives.
Carnelian – general healing stone. Restores the natural energy flows of your body.
Chrysocolla – soothes nervous tension.
Chrysoprase – soothes heartache and helps depression, promotes emotional balance, wisdom, and peace.
Citrine – helps digestion and aids in mental and intellectual functions. Increases self-esteem and energy. Balances and dissipates negative energy.
Copper- Copper is helpful for balance, communication, and synchronicity. Copper is a great conductor of energy and is useful for all types of spiritual purposes. Copper works to bring those higher energies into every cell for the remembering of the original state of perfection. Physically, Copper supports the tissues and red blood cells. It is commonly known that Copper has been used in bracelets to help those with Arthritis and Bursitis.
Coral – helps in childbirth and adoption. Wards off bad thoughts from others and promotes general well-being.
Diamond – manifests abundance. Used in conjunction, it strengthens the properties of other stones.
Emerald – a mind stone. Enhances memory, promotes clear and quick thinking, and right action stemming from right thought.
Fluorite (multicolor) – enhances spiritual energy work, focuses the will and balances the psyche.
Garnet – balances your natural energy. A highly protective stone. Increases confidence and security.
Goldstone – uplifting, reduces tension and stomach problems.
Green opal- This is beneficial for cleansing and rejuvenating that promotes emotional recovery and aides relationships. It has the ability to filter information and reorient the mind, thus giving it a better meaning to every day life, and bring about a clearer spiritual prospective.
Hematite – great stone for grounding. Calms and soothes, reducing stress and blood pressure.
Herkimer Diamonds- Herkimer Diamond Quartz is called the "stone of attunement". It is said to assist with balance on the mental, emotional and physical levels.
Howlite – reduces stress and anxiety. Quietly soothes and calms to bring gentleness and patience.
Jasper – calms a troubled mind. Helps with digestive problems and other ills.
Red Jasper – helps with conflict and aggression. Promotes grace and perserverence.
Jade – wisdom, mercy, humility, generosity, peace, and harmony. Protective and lucky when worn as jewelry. Place a bit under your pillow at night for restorative dreams.
Leopard Skin Jasper – aids in finding and achieving life’s goals.
Picture Jasper – stabilizing, balancing stone. Aids in visualization and meditation.
Labradorite – strengthens the will and inner strength and convictions. Aids in combatting addictions.
Lapis Lazuli – emotional healing and stability. High intensity stone which cleanses the spirit to bring out inner truth and peace.
Malachite – strong stone which helps release negative emotions and protect from psychic attack.
Moonstone – helpful in psychic work. Opens the spirit to the feminine aspect. Draws love and helps in interpersonal relationships.
Morganite – love, empathy, patience and compassion. Heals the emotional self.
Ocean Jasper- Ocean Jasper are excellent healing stones that encourage a feeling of joy and elevated spirits!
As they help you to release negative feelings, you feel more optimistic.
Onyx – good protective stone. Also releases old relationships and keeps away general negativity.
Opal – Awakens and helps understanding of psychic intuition and mysticism. Encourages living authentically in feeling and action, with faithfullness and loyalty. Helpful for eyesight and during childbirth.
Orthoceras- Reduces anxiety prompt business success by infusing confidence in the individual. Aids in overcoming fears and help to access past life information.
Peridot – balances your emotional mind and calms emotional storms. Aids digestion and insomnia and increases psychic powers.
Petrified Wood- Many people like to use Petrified Wood to help connect with the energies of the Earth. Petrified Wood is a great way for city dwellers to keep the vibrations of nature near in the concrete jungle. Meditation with Petrified Wood may take you back to connect with a time when your Spirit was cradled by Nature.
Quartz – the greatest of all healing stones. Acts as an amplifier for psychic energy and aids meditation and visualization.
Rose Quartz – great for attracting love. Promotes self-loving and heals emotional wounds as well as promoting peace, forgiveness, and nurturing.
Rhodochrosite – love drawing stone. Helps release past psychological issues. Helps eyesight.
Rhodonite – self-affirmation and self-love. Fosters ability to remain calm in arguments and resolve disagreements in a loving way.
Ruby – stimulates nurturing emotions and economic stability. Excellent for shielding from psychic attacks and gathering and amplifying energy. Helpful for blood-related health issues, such as anemia, menstrual issues, and poor circulation.
Sapphire – promotes light, pure emotions – purity of mind, serenity, joy, and peace. Opens the mind to beauty and love. Clears the mind of unwanted thoughts.
Sardonyx – encourages self-control and courage in public speaking. Relieves anxiety and grief. Protection, luck, and peace.
Selenite (Gypsum)- Selenite is a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision making abilities.
Septarian-Septarian (also called Dragon Stone) is a wonderful stone to wear or carry with you if you speak in public, as it gives you confidence and allows you to gain an audience’s attention. A grounding stone, Septarian allows for better tolerance and patience, as well as emotional flexibility.
Smoky Quartz – a grounding stone which helps reduce depression and negative emotions.
Snowflake Obsidian – protects against nightmares and emotional draining.
Sodalite – purifies your aura and protects you from negative energy from people around you.
Tanzanite – increases psychic abilities and enhances spiritual connectedness.
Topaz – soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions, as well as promoting forgiveness. Promotes individuality, self-confidence, and creativity. Counteracts negative emotions.
Tiger’s Eye – clear thinking, helps in manifesting will, courage, and confidence.
Tourmaline (multicolor) – calm, protection, focus, and balance. Promotes self-assurance and goodwill. Black – strong protection from negative energies. Reduces fears, obsessions, neurosis, and panic with a calm rootedness. Pink – promotes compassion, love and healing of emotional pain. Green – cleanses and detoxifies the spirit, brings prosperity. Blue – helpful with verbal, speech, and throat problems. Mental peace and patience. Watermelon – heals old emotional pains and brings emotional understanding.
Turquoise – healing stone. Attracts friendships, luck, and happiness. Releases shame and guilt.
Unakite – promotes balance and emotional stability. Transforms negative emotions into positive ones. A grounding stone