Metaphysical Properties and Meanings for Healing Crystals, Gemstones and Tumbled Stones
Abalone through Apophyllite
Abalone Shell: is a shell from the family that includes clams, scallops, and others. Abalone is said to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone is said to be beneficial, and to promote cooperation. It is reported by intuitive sources to stimulate psychic development and intuition, and promotes imagination in a healthy way. Mystical Lore and Folklore says that abalone is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart, and digestion. Abalone is associated with the first three chakras.
Actinolite: excellent shielding crystal. Actinolite metaphysical properties are amplified when combined with quartz. Actinolite is a highly protective crystal. It increases the size of our aura, especially when used with Gold Sheen Obsidian. Actinolite assists anyone seeking higher spiritual growth and to connect with spirit guides. It can heal the subtle energy body, filling in gaps that can result from psychic attack, illness, stress and unwanted negativity. It balances body, mind and spirit, enhancing higher awareness. It is used to keep one on a chosen path, promoting a feeling of self worth, and developing a sense of responsibility. Actinolite can increase one’s self-esteem by getting rid of negative feelings This crystal is a calming stone and will also calm a restless spirit. It can be used to strengthen or rid us of unwanted conditions. Actinolite crystals are typically deep green or black. They can compact to form a mineral with Jade known as Nephrite Jade. Metaphysical healing lore says Actinolite is a wonderful healing crystals and reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, especially after illness or trauma and aides in proper liver and kidney function. Actinolite is associated with the heart chakra.
Agatized Coral: centuries ago it was commonly used to ward off the evil eye. It was also believed to draw luck if used as an ornament in the home. Sailors used coral as a talisman against bad weather. Mystics use the stone to support trauma therapy and work through emotional issues from dysfunctional families. It may assist you in achieving excellence in your personal and professional life. Agatized Coral is also helpful for promoting inner peace and quieting your nagging thoughts. You can use it for communicating with past relations or for receiving and understanding Universal knowledge. The Quartz qualities in fossils like Agatized Coral and Petrified Wood make them perfect tools for working on past life memories. Quartz is a recorder of the past, present and future. Working with Agatized Coral crystal, gives you the benefit of two energies in one. The life energies of the Coral are preserved just as the physical shape is during the fossilization process. Plus the Quartz that replaced the organic material brings its own unique vibrations to this crystal. Agatized Coral can facilitate the projection of energy to create, to sustain, to change, and to modify. Use with any water bath or foot soak for emotional cleansing. It is an excellent protection stone for travel on or near water. Agatized Coral is a very loving gemstone. It helps magnify your awareness of our common connections. Showing you the power love has to create change. Learn the strength to love other people, the courage to greet life with an open and giving heart under the guidance of this gentle crystal. It can ease your irritability and help you feel better about other people. Agatized Coral also know as Fossil Agate Coral, Fossilized Agatized Coral, Fossil Coral, Fossilized Coral, Petoskey Agate, Petoskey Stone. Agatized Coral may also enhance the bodys ability to absorb nutrients and aid with digestion. Most fossils promote long life and Agates have numerous healing qualities. Healing lore says agates prevent snake bites, bee stings and insect bites. They have also been used to relieve thirst and reduce fevers. The crystal can bring the various functions of your body into harmony improving your general health. Coral is also associated with the female reproductive system and has been used in ancient healing traditions for womens health problems. Agatized Coral occurs when silica in the ocean water hardens, replacing the limy corals with a form of quartz mineral known as Agate, a variety of Chalcedony. This long fossilization process - 20 to 30 million years, results in the formation where one mineral has replaced another without having lost its original form. Prehistoric corals are believed to have thrived in the same environments that modern corals prefer - clean, warm oceans with normal salinity levels. Corals today share a symbiotic relationship with the algae that cover their body tissue. The algae supply the coral with oxygen, which most likely was the case in prehistoric times as well.
Ajoite: is a pure bearer of the vibrations of the Earth mother, the feminine aspect of the life force of our planet. Ajoite can cleanse the heart of sorrow, wash negativity out of ones thoughts. lt helps one connect with the Goddess energies, both within oneself and throughout the natural world. Ajoites can be very powerful tools, they can clear the auric field and align the Lightbody with the physical. They can harmonize the energies of any chakra, disperse contracted thought forms that are creating pain, dispel any amount of negativity, and call forth the truth from oneself and others. Ajoite is a strengthener. healer and harmonizer of the emotional body. It is a soothing stone that draws out the poison of ones subconsciously held sorrows, fears and rage. Meditating with ajoite can release inner tensions, then move us towards joy. Ajoite helps us to release old grief and pain and then a growing strength and confidence to move forward. It can help awaken the emotions of forgiveness for oneself and others. Ajoite provides a peacefulness within your emotions and a joyful acceptance of your surroundings and circumstances. This crystal brings peace within the self and can be used to eliminate hostility, anger, jealousy and all negative attributes one could imagine. Metaphysical healing lore says Ajoite can be used to elevate ones mood when hormonal inbalance causes depression, excessive anger or other emotions. It is useful for PMS and menopause. It balances issues with blood such as anemia Ajoite produces a melding between the heart and throat chakra and facilitates speaking what is in ones heart. It clears and activates the throat chakra, assisting one in communicating ones deepest inner truth. Associated with the heart throat, 3rd eye and crown chakras.
Albite: eliminates fear of the unknown and supports personal freedom through change. It encourages one into action, providing insight to certainty of purpose while sustaining one’s confidence and resolution. Albite gives an easy and effortless flow to all relationships and situations. It is said to enhance clarity of thought and improve ones ability to cooperate with others. Albite gives courage and confidence when confronting the unknown. It eliminates fear of the unknown and supports personal freedom and self empowerment through change. It encourages one into action, providing insight to certainty of purpose while giving one the confidence and resolution in the situation at hand. It also provide a connection with the higher self and helps one in the connection to the psychic self. Metaphysical healing lore says that Albite is helpful in treating eye disorders, circulatory restrictions, blood cleanser and purifier, muscular ailments and assists with bi-polar disorders. It also is beneficial for women suffering from post natal depression, mood swings, and PMS. Albite is associated with the 3rd Eye Chakra. It awakens the energy of the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. Albite can be White, colorless, cream, light yellow, light blue, light green, pale red, light brown, gray. Some Albite is iridescent and is usually a white or translucent stone with a bluish tinge. Rainbow Moonstones are a cut and polished form of Albite.
Amazonite: brings clarity, truth and trust, dispels negativity, general health and well being. Amazonite is soothing to all chakras especially the heart and throat chakras. It is a stone of alignment providing balance and preventive energy. Amazonite is a mint green to aqua green tumbled gem stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. This crystal is often associated with the throat chakra, and can be beneficial to communication. It aligns the physical and astral bodies. This crystal can lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite can assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life. It is said to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers of preventive energy thats good for ones health in general, decreasing heart problems, benefitting the muscles, helping the nervous system, lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis. Amazonite works well with aquamarine, larimar, aqua aura, turquoise and moldavite. Astrological sign is Virgo
Amber: is said to give a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It is used mystically to bring the energies of patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing and calmness to those who wear or carry it. Amber is considered a good luck charm for marriage. Amber is said to help manifest desires and heighten intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom. It also serves as a bridge to connect the energies of heaven and earth, of the spiritual and the physical. Amber can be used to ground spiritual energies into the physical body and fill it with light. It can also help you feel more connected to the physical plane. Amber can also be helpful in dissolving energy blockages and relieving depression. Although for purposes of chakra balancing, it is placed on the navel area, it can be placed at any point where you feel that you need to be revitalized. Amber is associated with the solar plexus chakra and sometimes the sacral chakra. Amber assists us to come from our own inner knowing. Helping our channels to be clear and open in being an instrument of the Divine. Amber is excellent in crystal healing for inner child work and past life work. Amber spiritualizes the intellect and activates our creative nature. It stabilizes the Kundalini awakening, bringing in healing, soothing and harmonizing energy. It is reputed to cleanse its environment by drawing out negativity, and to relieve physical pain the same way. Mystical lore says that amber is beneficial for purifying the body, headaches, bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine system, fibromyalgia, intestinal-digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes. It assists us in calming fears and exerts a positive influence on the endocrine and circulatory systems, the thyroid, heart and spleen. Pair Moldavite with Amber to help manifest prosperity and bring positive and successful inner transformation. Amber also works well with Jet for facilitating purification, health and protection from negativity. It is associated with the Crown, Heart, Throat and Thymus chakras.
Amegreen: helps to lift spirits, awaken love and dispel fear. Amegreen has a beautiful, peaceful energy. Amegreen integrates the heart and mind, allowing us to be inspired by intuition and manifest our creations. It enhances psychic ability while keeping us grounded and centered. Amegreen facilitates meditation. Amegreen combines the hearts wisdom with the minds creativity, making it a really useful energy to use in business, where we can easily become stuck. As a healing crystal it allows us to overcome and heal past hurts that you may have carried throughout your life, even from childhood, allowing you to move forward with confidence. It can change negativity and fears, and bring clarity of what is. This is a wonderful and gentle stone combination of Amethyst and Prasiolite Green Amethyst and often, but not commonly with white quartz. It often comes with the less commonly white banding and sections of mauve-purple and green. This combination creates loving compassionate energy and emotional healing. Physically it aligns the spine and relieves arthritis. Amegreen provides emotional support, helping to heal past heart disease and stimulates repair of the body from physical trauma or injury, wounds of all types, depression, sorrow, and grief. This crystal helps purify and cleanse your energy and stimulate the crown chakra. It can help soothe the emotions and balance the heart chakra and to connect us with the divine white light energy. It is good healing past emotional wounds and lifting the veil or sorrow. It can help harmonize the chakras and help you to make new efforts in their lives. It works to clear the throat Chakra so you may speak your truth. Amegreen combines well with Amethyst, Prasiolite-Green-Amethyst, to harmonize all the chakras. Pair it with moldavite which brings in the active energy of transformation. Other stones that harmonize well with Amegreen are Morganite, Celestite, Rose Quartz and Lemurian, Associated Chakras are Crown and Heart
Amethyst: is known as the stone of spirituality and assist in alcohol recovery. Amethyst gemstones have long been called the sobriety stone. This crystal will assist in overcoming alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers. Amethyst crystal brings energies in mystical realms of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. Amethyst is also a stone of prosperity based on its deep color. This healing crystal creates a protective energy field around its wearer, assists in transmuting negative energies within the wearer and gives protection from external negative energies. Amethyst is excellent for meditation. It is often used in metaphysics and crystal healing to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst is said to help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is thus an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and to help you see your path. Assists in growth to our higher potential. It is known to prepare the soul for intense transformational journeys. Gives spiritual cleansing and expansion. Amethyst is known to help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, asthma, phobias, menopause, PMS, and general healing. Amethyst is associated with the brow and the crown chakras. Amethyst pairs well with moldavite for spiritual protection. The spiritual connection from amethyst is enhanced by scolecite. It also harmonizes well with quartz, citrine, smokey quartz, chrysoprase, opal, tiger eye, chalcedony and sugilite. Enhance amethyst protective qualities with black tourmaline and obsidian. Amethyst is asscoaited with the 3rd eye and crown chakras.
Amethyst, Black: emotionally grounding, good crystal for healers who are burnt out to rejuvenate themselves. is a environmental cleanup crystal With this in mind, it will need to be cleansed itself and Loves to be cleansed with water, used to remove radiation the body stores on the sides of the head, such as from computers, Place on the 3rd eye and visualize yourself breathing in the color for total mental emotional soothing, all round healer and also a brilliant meditation stone
Amethyst, Green: also called Prasiolite has spiritual qualities that are quite similar to Amethyst, from which it comes. This means that it is a stone of great use in spiritual matters, closely related to the mind and aiding in spells, rituals, and other methods of healing. Due to its green coloring, Green Amethyst is sometimes heavily associated with nature, resulting in it being viewed as a stone that can help bridge the gap between the spiritual and the physical, or otherwise aid in finding inner peace and enlightenment. Green Amethyst is used for self-transformation, awakening the spirit, inspiring and general uplifting. Prasiolite is a stone of courage and can foster self-reliance in all situations. Green Amethyst is a prosperity stone, said to attract abundance. It can help strengthen and express emotions as well as the mind and will. It is used in crystal healing for cleansing the body of toxins of all kinds, tumors, stomach acid, ulcers, assimilation of nutrients, and healing the whole body from a spiritual level. Somewhat rare and beautiful to behold, Green Amethyst is the product of amethyst that has been subjected to extreme heat. Most of the time, this amethyst turns an undesired color. Sometimes however, Green Amethyst is the result, resulting in the stone also being referred to as Green Amethyst. These stones are often prized by jewelers, with the vibrant color making a wonderful accent to most metals. Green Amethyst harmonizes well with purple amethyst, danburite and moldavite. Green Amethyste is associated with the Heart, Crown, Third Eye and Solar plexus chakras.
Ametrine: combination of Amethyst and Citrine crystals which connects to the physical and spiritual realms. Ametrine is good for opening the Third Eye Chakra. This stone combines masculine and feminine energy and helps bring harmony with others. It is a very soothing stone, believed to be valuable for those with chronic, long-term diseases. The Amethyst part of Ametrine is thought to help one experience Divine Guidance, while the Citrine crystal aspect allows for this guidance to be assimilated into ones life. Many people use Ametrine for stress-relief, and as such, it is optimally placed in areas where one would need it the most, in ones office or cubicle, in the car, in a pocket, or wherever you find yourself under stress. Ametrine are thought to enhance creativity and learning, and can therefore help those who use it to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems whether work-related or personal. Hold ametrine during mediation or any kind of energy work to induce a deeply relaxed state. Using Ametrine can also be beneficial to the connection between the Solar Plexus Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. Its energies are said to stimulate the intellect and rid the aura of negative energy. It is also said to be helpful for releasing negative emotional programming. Ametrine aids in meditation, boosts psychic abilities, relieves tension, disperses negativity and helps to eliminate prejudice. It also has the basic properties of both the amethyst and the citrine that comprise it. Ametrine combines well with all quartz. Adding rose quartz will activate the heart chakra. Combining ametrine with moldavite multiplies its effects many fold. Other stones that enhance ametrine are sugilite, golden labradorite and lepidolite
Ammonite: which is an extinct fossil that were sea creatures 350 million years ago. Most fossils are organic matter transformed into stone. Ammonite is a protective stone, giving stability and structure to ones life. It can transform negative energy into gentle and positive energy and encourages survival instincts. It has been used to heighten ones accomplishments in the business world and to instill quality within your environment. It is known for activating metaphysical powers and personal power. It is particularly effective when placed on the third eye chakra. Ammonite is a powerful karmic cleanser and placed in the 3rd eye releases mental obsessions. It stimulates survival instincts and encourages perseverance. This crystal is universal in its approach and will help anyone who wants to learn about themselves and their roots. It has a connection to the resurrection but not only of Christ but of spiritual beliefs of all kinds. This is a dream stone that shows past actions and situations from your past and assists with reevaluating those actions so you can start over and change your actions to make things right. It is a stone of prophecy since it is associated with the Vatican and helps you reflect past actions in your life. This crystal is a spiritual communication stone. It brings tolerance and unconditional love and it also instills patience during the test and tribulations that go along with life and trying to live a spiritual life in a physical body. Metaphysical healing lore says that Ammonite provides relaxation and can alleviate depression. It has been used for overall well being and longevity, cell metabolism, labor pain, tinnitus, awakening kundalini energy, cellular memory, supports the cranium, inner ears, lungs, the skeletal system and degenerative disorders. Ammonite is associated with the third eye chakra.
Amphibole: also known as Angel Quartz is a milky white quartz crystal. Angel Quartz is said to be excellent for attracting and working with angels. In metaphysics it is used to create balance in any aspect of life, and act from Universal love, as well as contacting your Spirit Guides. This gemstone also used in mystical energy work for astral travel, lucid dreaming, and communications with the Higher Self. Angel Quartz is said to be a stone of emotional clarity and balance in particular. It is reputed to shield one from verbal abuse. This is especially helpful to those that have been emotionally or verbally abused. Angel Quartz is a wonderful aid to meditation. In crystal healing and energy healing, Angel Quartz is said to be helpful for problems of the eyes, digestion, fevers, and pain. Angel Quartz is associated primarily with the third eye and crown chakras. Angel Quartz often contains additional inclusions such as Hematite. The inclusions are often red or yellow depending on the included minerals. The Angel Quartz is sometimes in a phantom. Some Angel Quartz crystals have inclusions that sometimes have a wispy effect resembling angel wings. Angel Quartz is found only in Brazil at Minas Gerias. Amphibole harmonizes well with seraphinite, angelite and aqua lemurian. Associated Chakras are the Crown and Third Eye Chakra
Angelite: Brings serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm. Angelite is excellent to use when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and overwhelm. Angelite dispels fear, anger, and encourages forgiveness. Angelite is used to connect with spirit guides, the higher self, and guardian angels. It is excellent for enhancing telepathy, psychic awareness, astral travel, and spirit journeys. Angelite is a wonderful mineral that helps balance the subtle bodies and strengthens them against intrusion, as its energy constitutes a protective barrier around the location in which it is placed. It is used to aid the development and accuracy of telepathic communication and is useful in channeling due to the properties of protection and the enhancement of communication, both gross and subtle. Angelite can be used to aid expression and communication in group settings and in relationships. Angelite is used for infectious diseases, hemoglobin deficiencies, throat inflammations and infections, thymus, heart function and circulatory system. Angelite is associated with the throat, 3rd eye and crown chakras.
Apache Tear: relieves grief and sadness, and assist in giving and accepting forgiveness. Apache Tear can help release negative emotions and they also can balance our emotional state. Apache Tear gemstones are good luck stones, said to bring good luck to anyone who has one. They are excellent meditation tools, especially for clarifying issues and gaining insight. Apache Tears are a gently grounding stone. In the physical realm, they are said to alleviate muscle spasms, cramps and eliminate toxins from the body. Associated with the base chakra. Give an Apache Tear to a friend or loved one is to give them GOOD LUCK to carry with them forever.This stone looks black as night until you hold them to the light and see how translucent they are. The Legend of the Apache Tear stone says that One day a party of Apache Indians were ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground and became the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already. Apache Tear goes well with other grounding stones such as smokey quartz, black tourmaline, tektite and garnet. It also works well with moldavite. Apache Tear is associated with the root, sacral and heart chakra.
Apatite: rids a person of guilt and grief. Apatite is a crystal that mystically can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. This gemstone is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness. As a meditation or awareness tool, it is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. Apatite stone can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones. Having Apatite near you can bring harmony on all levels, and brings inner peace. Apatite is reputed in mystical lore to physically assist with controlling weight gain, stuttering, hypertension, nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, nervous system.with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, nervous system. Apatite is primarily related to the third eye chakra.
Apophyllite: aid to meditation and helps make a conscious connection with the spiritual world. It has been used to help in fire walking and astral travel. It is said to one see the truth and then act on it, and is an energy stimulator. When placed on the third eye chakra, it enhances clairvoyance and mystical vision. Apophyllite is associated with the crown and third eye chakra. Apophyllite is a powerful energizer, enhances spiritual vision and opens the third eye. It has the powers of preservation and can be used to charge up objects, used as an elixir, brings light and energy into the heart. Apophyllite has a high water content and very efficient conductor of energy and a carrier of the Akashic Record and has a strong link to the spiritual realm. It has been used to facilitate astral travel and provide a clear and definite connection to the physical body during the travel. Its presence in a room enhances the energies as it is a powerful vibration transmitter. It enhances clear sight, stimulating intuition and enabling the future to be accessed, excellent stone for scrying. This is a stone of truth, abandons pretense and breaks down reserve.. It releases suppressed emotions, overcomes anxiety, worries, and fears. Apophyllite calms and ground the spirit, has a strong link to the spiritual realm, facilitates journeys out of the body and spiritual vision. With its connection to the Akashic Record, it eases journeys into past lives. Healing lore says it is regarded as the stone to assist Reiki healing. It facilitates taking the patient into a deeper state of relaxation and receptiveness, at the same time takes the healer out of the way so that the transmission of healing energy to patient is purer. Works in the respiratory system and when held to the chest can stop asthma attacks. This stone neutralizes allergies, promotes regeneration of the mucus membranes and the skin. Placing an Apophyllite crystal on each eye rejuvenates the eyes. Apophyllite can be placed on the third eye when channeling or meditating or when scrying look into the crystal from the corner of the eye. Use Apophyllite with Scolecite to travel within and through the higher realms. Kundalini energies can be activated quickly when combining with Tektite. Use Selenite with Apophyllite to open the pathway to the higher self. Apophyllite is associated with the throat and 3rd eye chakras.
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