Stones, Gemstones, and their magical propertes.

Agate
Good for transmutation; helps with the emotion of acceptance; gives a mellow, blended aspect; beneficial in stomach area.

Agate - Fire
Master healer with color therapy; enhances all essences; grounds and balances; sexual & heart chakra binder; burns energy.

Agate - Moss
Emotional priorities; mental priorities; colon, circulatory, pancreas & pulses; blood sugar balance; agriculture.

Alexandrite
Clear violet-green, lt. blue or orange-yellow iridescence. Color changes with angle. Opens Heart, Solar Plexus, and especially Crown Centers. For healing, centering, self-esteem. Rare and Powerful. Opens to higher self, disattachment, psychicness, spiritual love, joy, and luck. Excellent tissue regeneration; especially Central Nervous System.Low self-esteem & difficulty centering imply need; spleen & pancreas.

Amber
Memory loss; eccentric behavior; anxiety; inability to make decisions; thyroid, inner ear & neuro- tissue strengthener; activates altruistic nature; realization of the spiritual intellect. Amber was widely used as a healing agent. Ground up and mixed with honey, it improved eyesight. Adding rose oil to the mixture moved the site of the cure from eye to ear, where it healed infections and, sometimes, deafness. To relieve asthma and whooping cough, amber oil was either swallowed or rubbed on the chest as a liniment. Catarrh, tonsillitis, and running eyes/nose were alleviated when the sufferer inhaled fumes from burnt amber. This treatment was achieved by throwing powdered amber onto a hot brick. Burned amber also was used to ease labor pains. To cure jaundice, the stone was worn against the body so it could absorb the yellow from the skin.

Amethyst
Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender. Amethyst was credited with the power to prevent intoxication when bound to the navel or when wine was drunk from an amethyst goblet. This gem also expelled poison, quickened the wits, protected soldiers, and cured gout. Drinking lotion of amethyst was supposed to cure barrenness; wearing it was believed to increase business success, guard against witchcraft, and restrain sexual passion. Amethyst is the traditional gem worn by the Catholic Church hierarchy. Paradoxically, it is known as Bacchus' stone and as the Bishop's stone. In the latter context, it was said to strengthen faith and aid prayer. The natal stone for the month of February, it should be set in gold or silver for strongest effect.

Apache Tear
Eases and releases pain, loss, sadness, anger, etc to help heal and go on with life. For looking within, protection, vision quest/purpose. gently grounds and unblocks lower body and endocrine glands/chakras. Aids healing. Represents tears of grief shed by Native American women after their loved ones' deaths due to invading troops.

Aquamarine
Fluid retention; coughs; fear; thymus gland; calms nerves; problems with eyes, ears, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth; mental clarity; meditation. Rubbing swollen glands with an aquamarine was believed to reduce the swelling. Wearing it prevented spasms, convulsions, and liver ailments. Seafarers often carried aquamarines engraved with the image of Poseidon, god of the sea, to protect themselves during storms. Aquamarine also was a handy cure for an affliction which, although not serious, could be quite annoying - hiccoughs! Sufferers had only to drink water in which an aquamarine had been dipped to gain instant relief. Aquamarine is one of the birthstones for those born in March.

Atacamite
Genitals; VD; thyroid; parasympathetic ganglia.

Aventurine
Eliminates psychosomatic ills, fear; skin diseases; nearsightedness; positive attitude; creative insight. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. Universal love, truth, prosperity. Much like Moss Agate.

Azurite
Arthritis & joints; surfaces psychic blocks that form physical blocks; helps one let go of old belief systems; dissolves fear & helps transform it into understanding.

Beryl
Laziness; hiccoughs; swollen glands; eye diseases; bowel cancer.

Bloodstone - Heliotrope
Circulation; all purpose healer & cleanser; stomach & bowel pain; purifies bloodstream; bladder; strengthens blood purifying organs. Green flecked with red, the bloodstone is credited with many religious and curative properties. The red specks were thought to represent the blood of Christ, and the stone is often associated with the Crucifixion. Because it was believed to stop bleeding, the heliotrope, as it is also called, was often carried by warriors. Its value to warriors was further enhanced because the bloodstone was thought to inspire courage and to ensure success in hazardous enterprises. Longevity was another benefit attributed to this gem. The weather also was affected by this stone, which was said to cause thunder, lightening, rain and tempest.

Carnelian
Grounding; stimulates curiosity & initiative; focuses attention to the present moment; use with citrine on lower 3 chakras; digestion. Warms and cleanses blood, kidneys, stimulates appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, celebration, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet.

Chalcedony
Touchiness; melancholy; fever; gallstones; leukemia; eye problems; stimulates maternal feelings & creativity release.

Chrysocolla
Emotional balancer & comforter; alleviates fear, guilt & nervous tension; facilitates clairvoyance; arthritis; feminine disorders; eases labor & birth; thought amplifier.

Chrysolite
Inspiration; prophecy; toxemia; viruses; appendicitis.

Chrysopgrase
Citrine Quartz
Heart, kidney, liver & muscle healer; appendicitis;gangrene; red & white corpuscles; digestive tract; cleanses vibrations in the atmosphere; creativity; helps personal clarity; will bring out problems in the solar plexus & the heart; eliminates self-destructive tendencies.

Clear Quartz
Transmitter & amplifier of healing energy & clarity; balancer, channeler of universal energy & unconditional love; all purpose healer; programmable.

Coral
Red and orange: stimulates 1st 2 chakras for energy and warmth, fertility. Energizes emotions. Muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system; thyroid, metabolism; meridians; spine, bone and tissue regeneration. (Avoid if high blood pressure, fever, anxious). Pink: Heart CTR, increases sensitivity, caring, compassion. White: Soothes; heals meridians, stress, smell ability, nerves. Black: Creativity, repels lower energies. One of the most versatile gems, coral was used to cure everything, from indigestion to acne to fits. The red variety was employed to ease various blood ailments. A prescription of drachm of powdered coral was used to stop hemorrhages. Tincture of red coral cured diseases of the liver and was employed as a diuretic. Babies received particular benefit from coral, which eased teething pains when worn. Powdered and mixed with mother's milk (10 grains), it was supposed to avert epilepsy and to help the child gain weight. White coral, worn as a necklace, was thought to stop abdominal colic and indigestion. Drunk powdered in milk (60 grains), it cured acidity. A concoction of coral, emerald, and saffron, wrapped in the skin of a cat, was employed to combat fever. Believed to have a special affinity with women, coral was believed to change its hue from deep to pale in accordance with the menstrual cycle. Other properties of this versatile gem included the power to avert tempests at sea (bind to the mast with sealskin), repel rabies, ward off the evil eye, and cure madness (including hydrophobia).

Diamond
All brain diseases; pituitary & pineal glands; draws out toxicity, poison remedy. Of the myriad legends surround the glittering diamond, one of the most widespread was the belief that it could determine guilt or innocence. The test was simple. If the accused was guilty, the adjudicating diamond would grow dark. In the presence of innocence, however, it would glow with increased brilliance. Symbolic of innocence, justice, faith, and strength, the diamond was believed to make its wearers courageous and to make them victorious over their enemies. When set in gold and worn on the left side, it had the power to drive away nightmares and to tame wild beasts. Because a diamond was believed to sweat in the presence of poison, it was used to detect it. The gem frequently was worn to ward off poison, yet it was believed to be deadly when swallowed. The finest diamonds were believed capable of reproducing themselves. It was thought that these special stones, when moistened with morning dew and left in the dark, would multiply. Other uses for diamonds were to ensure strong bones, to stop lechery, and to protect both the mother and baby during childbirth. The Hindus believed that this brilliant gem owed its origin to bolts of lightning striking rocks. The talismanic virtue of the diamond was said to be lost if the stone was purchased. To be effective the gem had to be given as a pledge of love or friendship. April's birthstone is said to be the most potent when set in steel.

Elliat Stone
Tissue & skeletal regeneration; detoxification; antidepressant; karmic life acceptance.

Emerald
Radiation toxicity; all mental illness; circulatory & neurological disorders; transmits balance, healing & patience; increases psychic & clairvoyant abilities; meditation; keener insight into dreams. Amplifies effects on the spirit. Used to quiet the emotions, balance the aura, and for healing. It has great spiritual value in that it can enhance wisdom from the mental planes Also associated with love. The emerald is affected by the moon, and best used when the moon is full. The emerald generates clairvoyance. Bound to a woman's thigh, this stone was thought to ease childbirth; a cataplasm of emerald was used to cure leprosy. King Arthur's "San Graal," the Holy Grail, was carved from a large emerald, and so the gem became a symbol of chastity. In fact, it was believed that this pristine gem would break apart in the presence of lust, so its wearers were forced to choose between it and their passions. Mystical powers attributed to the emerald included the ability to foretell the future (place the stone under the tongue). One of its primary uses was to reveal adultery, since it was believed to grow dark when a lover was faithless.

Flourite
Bone disorders; anesthetic; hyperkenesis; ability to concentrate; balances polarities; 3rd eye center; mental capacity & intellect.

Garneth
Capillaries; skin elasticity; protection from pre- cancerous conditions. One superstition states that dragons' eyes were made of carbuncles. Several curative properties were ascribed to the garnet. With other red and yellow gems, it shared the ability to staunch bleeding and cure blood ailments. Used as a heart stimulant, it was believed so effective that people were cautioned not to overuse it, lest they be stricken with apoplexy. This belief in the stone's potency is perhaps the reason that certain Asiatic tribes used garnet bullets, thinking them more deadly. Garnets also were employed to cure "fluxions" of the eyes (tie to forehead with linen), dissolve tartar in the body, control incontinence, and ward off the plague. They were worn to drive out nightmares and evil thoughts - and, thereby, to relieve insomnia. January's natal stone, which comes in a variety of hues - from deep red through orange, yellow, brown, and even green - should be set in gold for maximum benefit. It is a traditional symbol of constancy. It is said to assure its wearer riches, good health, and joy.

Hematite
Blood cleanser & purifier; self esteem; augments meridian flows; aids in astral projection. Hematite will help to focus energy patterns and emotions for better balance between the mental, physical and spiritual. hematite has a negative physical affect when worn too long, and can be worn with many stones as an amulet.

Jade
Kidney, heart, larynx, liver, parathyroid, spleen, thymus, thyroid & parasympathetic ganglia healer; strengthens body; longevity. Works on the physical and spiritual plane. Calms the wearer and centers the mind. Wearing jade is good for attempting to attune to the needs of others; helps a person to reach the depths of wisdom and the depth of a problem. It is a good stone for meditating, esp. when searching for a solution. amulets of jade are worn for safe travel. Jade is a reminder of the integrity between mind and soul.

Jasper (Green)
Constipation; ulcers; intestinal spasms; bladder, gallbladder & general healer; clairvoyance; balances healer's auric field.

Jasper (Red)
Liver; stomach troubles & infections.

Jasper (Yellow)
Endocrine system tissue; thymus; pancreas; sympathetic ganglia stimulation; etheric body alignment.

Kunzite
Alcoholism; anorexia; arthritis; epilepsy; gout; headaches; colitis; retardation; memory loss; schizophrenia & manic-depression; phobias; emotional equilibrium; thyroid malignancy; gums; pain; self-esteem.

Lapislazuli
Neuralgia; melancholy; fevers; inflammations; penetrates subconscious blockages; throat chakra; sore throat; energy focuser for teachers, lecturers & speakers, mental & spiritual cleanser; used on 3rd eye for meditation; eliminates old & negative emotions; use with other healing stones; thought form amplification; helps in creating mantras.

Malachite
Draws out impurities on all levels; balances L & R brain functions; mental illness; co-ordination and vision; radiation eliminator; evil eye protector; all purpose healer, especially in solar plexis & good for healers.

Moonstone
Soothes & balances the emotions; helps eliminate fear of "feeling"; encourages inner growth & strength; aids peace & harmony & psychic abilities; aligns vertebrae; digestive aid.

Natrolite
Color; lower intestines; thyroid; sciatic nerve; parasympathetic nervous system.

Obsidian
Protects the gentle from being abused; stabilizer; stomach, intestine &I general muscle tissue healer; bacterial & viral inflammations.

Onyx
Objective thinking; spiritual inspiration; control of emotions & passions, help eliminate negative thinking, apathy, stress & neurological disorders; also used as a heart, kidney, nerve, sking, capillary, hair, eye and nail strengthener.

Opal (Dark)
Reproductive organs; spleen & pancreas; filters red corpuscles & aids white corpuscles; bone marrow; depression, esp. of sexual origin; balances; amplifies creative & intuitive thought; grounds radical emotional body.

Opal (Light)
Balances L & R brain hemispheres for neuro disorders; stimulates white corpuscles; helps bring the emotions to mystical experiences; aids abdomen, pituitary & thymus problems.

Pearl
Eliminates emotional imbalances; helps one master the heart chakra; aids stomach, spleen, intestinal tract & ulcer problems.

Peridot
Protects against nervousness; helps alleviate spiritual fear; aids in healing hurt feelings & bruised egos; incurs strength & physical vitality; aligns subtle bodies; amplifies other vibrational energies & positive emotional outlook; helps liver & adrenal function.

Piryte
Helps purify the bloodstream and upper respiratory tract; upper intestines; digestive aid; nervous exhaustion; grounding.

Quartz
Lymphatic cancer & circulatory problems; helps the psychologically inflexible.

Rhodonite
Inner ear; alleviates anxiety; confusion & mental unrest; promotes calm, self worth, confidence & enhanced sensitivity.

Rhyolite
Balances emotions; self worth; enhances capacity to love; aligns emotional & spiritual bodies; stimulates clarity of self expression.

Rose Quartz
Heart chakra opener; love & self-acceptance healer for emotional wounds; dissipates anger & tension.

Ruby
Heart chakra; balances love & all spiritual endeavors; self-esteem; strengthens neurological tissues around the heart; prevents miscarriages. Aid to mental concentration and brings strength to the wearer. Enhances the higher aspects of love and devotion. Encourages a spiritual communion between the divine and the wearer. Shouldn't be worn when under severe emotional distress, because they amplify the emotions of the wearer. They spiritually reflect the quality of love and are useful as a meditation stone for those lacking in self love.

Saphyre
Spiritual enlightenment; inner peace; colic; rheumatism; mental illness; pituitary; metabolic rate of glandular functions; anti- depressant; aids psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance & astral projection; personal expression; also for pain. Aid those with quiet natures and attitudes, bringing joy and lightness; increasing the depth of beauty and thoughts of the wearer. Best worn in a ring of silver. When worn as a pendant it can draw negative forces from other people. Spphire heals on a mental and spiritual plane. It is a guardian against enchantments and has a powerful influence for purifying.

Smokey Quartz
Stimulates Kundalini energy; cleanses & protects the astral field; draws out distortion on all levels; good for hyperactivity & excess energy; grounding.

Tiger's Eye
Mind focuser; helps purify the blood system of pollution & toxins; psychic vision; grounding.

Topaz
Balances emotions; calms passions; gout; blood disorders; hemorrhages; increases poor appetite; general tissue regeneration; VD; tuberculosis; reverses aging; spiritual rejuvenation; endocrine system stimulation; releases tension; feelings of joy.

Tourmaline
Dispels fear & negativity & grief; calms nerves; concentration & eloquence improve; genetic disorders, cancer & hormones regulated; raises vibrations; charisma; universal law; tranquil sleep.

Turquoise
Master healer; protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens anatomy & guards against all disease; improved absorption of nutrients; tissue regeneration; subtle body alignment & strengthening; eye disorders.