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Properties of Healing Crystals, S - Sapphire to Shungite

by Raven and Crone

Metaphysical Properties and Meanings for Healing Crystals, Gemstones and Tumbled Stones
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Sapphire through Sunstone
 
 

Sapphire: is corundum, and comes in many colors including blue, pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, colorless, and red. Sapphire is an excellent protection stone. Sapphire contributes to mental clarity and perception and can aid concentration. Sapphire releases unwanted thoughts, is beneficial for mental clarity, eases depression and brings joy and peace of mind. Sapphire brings loyalty and fidelity into love relationships. Sapphire is an ideal ally for organizing one's ideas and perceptions and bringing them into form, it is sometimes called the Stone of Destiny. Sapphire can stimulate psychic abilities and activate one's higher intelligence, enhance insight and mental agility. Sapphire is also a stone of prosperity and can promote financial rewards. It assists in meditation and stimulates psychic abilities. Sapphire brings spiritual light into ones life, connects to ones Higher Self and opens the channels for communication of one's highest wisdom and allows one to act as a conduit for information from the higher planes. Metaphysical healing lore says that Sapphire has great healing energy and assists in the healing of the entire body. Sapphire harmonizes well with Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Rose Quartz and other heart stones. Sapphire is associated with the third eye and throat chakra.

Sardonyx:
is a variety of onyx that contains layers or bands of onyx, carnelian, and chalcedony and will combine the metaphysical properties of them. Sardonyx is a stone of protection and strength. Thought to calm relationships, as well as being credited with the power to attract friends and good fortune, It can bring happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. Sardonyx alleviates depression, improves perception and the processing of information. It supplements willpower, increases stamina, vigor and self-control. Sardonyx aids in communication and provides its owner with elegant speech, as well as being a valuable ward against evil. It is also thought to increase regeneration, intuition and instincts. In addition, sardonyx is credited with promoting a change in bad habits. Sardonyx was once considered to be a charm against such assorted afflictions as warts, boils, cramps, the evil eye and the wicked thoughts and impulses of witches, this gemstone was a favorite of the Ancients and used by the Egyptians to carve scarabs and beetles which would be worn as talismans. Exceedingly popular and greatly valued throughout antiquity, Sardonyx was used to guard against evil, bring good fortune and bestow the courage.  Sardonyx is useful in the art of mental self control, this gem is traditionally said to aid in the cure of depression and anxiety but is particularly helpful in the easing of grief. Metaphysical healing lore say Sardonyx heals lungs and bones, it regulates cell metabolism, strengthens the immune system and aids the absorption of nutrients. The astrological association is Aries. Sardonyx is associated with the Throat, Third Eye and Root Chakras.

Sardonyx, Green: is a stone of protection, willpower and strength. It attracts friends and good fortune and can bring happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. Sardonyx crystal alleviates depression, improves perception and the processing of information. It supplements willpower, increases stamina, vigor and self control. Sardonyx healing crystal is most helpful in the healing of bones and lungs, heart cleanser, sensory organs, stamina, strengthening the immune system, aids absorption of nutrients, and regulates fluids and cell metabolism. Green Sardonyx is associated with the heart chakra. The astrological sign is Gemini.

Scolecite: promotes inner peace and deep relaxation, it assists with sleeping soundly and enhancing meditation. It is an excellent aid to meditation. Scolecite is a mineral that helps one to realize subtle messages from the inner self and from higher sources. It enhances the dream state, lucid dreaming, facilitating dream recall and giving you a restful sleep. It helps with becoming peaceful, bringing balance in times of change and hardship. Scolecite is gentle, as it assists with being receptive to life. It helps with taking control of your life and helps with the actualization of your desired life. In metaphysical healing Scolecite brings a sense of peace and calm when one is distraught or has a mental imbalance or brain diseases that produces violet behavior it can help support proper serotonin levels. Scolecite harmonizes well with danburite and apophyllite. Scolecite enhances the heart chakra energies, opening the door to expressions of love. It brings uplifting energy, often finding your heart opens and bursts of joy. Scolecite gently clears the chakras and mind allowing for connections with your higher self. Scolecite harmonizes well with danburite and apophyllite. Scolecite is associated with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras and the Astrological sign is Capricorn.

Selenite:
is a stone of mental clarity, clearing confusion, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions. Selenite calms and brings deep peace, and offers access to past and future lives. It also an Angel stone, for angelic guidance. Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. It promotes good business practices. Providing both flexibility and resolve, assisting in evaluating and facilitating material acquisitions, Selenite is a great to keep at your workspace. Selenite balances our relationship with the universe, assists us in connecting with people and all of life. Because of its ability to help us filter out ego based messages and thoughts it is an excellent crystal for meditation when placed on the top of the head. Selenite is considered to be a mental body stone which also opens, aligns and clears the aura bodies. It is able to transmit light, energy, and information; this maybe why many like to use it for channeling. Selenite crystal removes energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. Use Selenite to clear the chakras of blockages and heal the physical body. Selenite is an excellent stone for building grids in ones home or outdoors. Metaphysical healing lore says Selenite aligns the spine, good for the skeleton, decreases epilepsy and seizures and stimulates any physical healing. Selenite has the ability to clear other stones that are placed on or near it. Selenite constantly recharges itself, so you never have to cleanse or recharge it. Selenite can cleanse, recharge, and program your other crystals and gemstones. Selenite is a very soft stone. When Selenite is combined with other stones the energies of those stones are blended and amplified. Selenite harmonizes well with moldavite, danburite, petalite, brookite, scolecite, seraphinite and amethyst. Selenite actually harmonizes with almost any stone or combination of stones. Selenite is associated with the 3rd eye and crown chakras and the astrological sign is Taurus.

Selenite, Red: has a shimmering peach color and is also called Peach Selenite. Red Selenite has the same metaphysical properties as white Selenite and some additional ones. Use Red Selenite to increase self awareness and follow a new path. Red Selenite is a transformation stone and helps to heal old emotional wounds and transforms this negative energy to healing, acceptance and forgiveness. Selenite is used for abundance and personal power. Selenite is a stone of mental clarity, clearing confusion, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions. Selenite calms and brings deep peace, and offers access to past and future lives. It is also an Angel stone, for angelic guidance. Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. It promotes good business practices. Providing both flexibility and resolve, assisting in evaluating and facilitating material acquisitions, Selenite is a great to keep at your workspace. Selenite balances our relationship with the universe, assists us in connecting with people and all of life. Because of its ability to help us filter out ego based messages and thoughts it is an excellent crystal for meditation when placed on the top of the head. Selenite is considered to be a mental body stone which also opens, aligns and clears the aura bodies. It is able to transmit light, energy, and information; this maybe why many like to use it for channeling. Selenite crystal removes energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. Use Selenite to clear the chakras of blockages and heal the physical body. Selenite is an excellent stone for building grids in ones home or outdoors. Metaphysical healing lore says Selenite aligns the spine, good for the skeleton, decreases epilepsy and seizures and stimulates any physical healing. Selenite has the ability to clear other stones that are placed on or near it. Selenite constantly recharges itself, so you never have to cleanse or recharge it. Selenite can cleanse, recharge, and program your other crystals and gemstones. Selenite is a very soft stone. When Selenite is combined with other stones the energies of those stones are blended and amplified. Selenite harmonizes well with moldavite, danburite, petalite, brookite, scolecite, seraphinite and amethyst. Selenite actually harmonizes with almost any stone or combination of stones. Selenite is associated with the 3rd eye and crown chakras and the astrological sign is Taurus.

Selenite Rose:
also called Desert Rose. It is a type of Sulfate. In crystal form - Selenite. In mass form - Alabaster. In rosette form - Dessert Rose. Selenite Rose is considered to be the “Lucky Stone. It aids in coping when life is living in the fast lane .It is often used for canter of medicine wheel, is used by Native American Indians in rain ceremonies and is an Earth Keeper stone. Selenite Rose is used for mental clarity and to increase awareness of self and environment. It allows one to see inner truth. Selenite Rose stone assists in promoting success in business and stimulates progression. Selenite Rose can be carried with you for protection and to bring the energetic qualities of the minerals with you wherever you go. They are believed to offer protective qualities, and can be used in protection spells and rituals to help keep negative energies at bay. It is also used to strengthen affirmations and assist in accessing past lives. Selenite Rose is a naturally occurring desert flower made up of Selenite - gypsum and Barite, with sand inclusions. Some minerals form rosette shapes, and Selenite is one of these. The petals are created by crystals forming along gypsums characteristic cleavage planes. The edges of Selenite Rose are sharper and the crystalline structure is less hard than the barite rose. The desert rose form in arid conditions by evaporation of shallow salt basins over millions of years. White sands, New Mexico, are an oasis of gypsum sand dunes created by evaporation at Lake Luceros Alkali Flats. Soluble in hydrochloric acid and hot water. Selenite Rose has many industrial uses including used in plaster of paris cement. Selenite Rose is associated with the Crown Chakra and the Astrological sign is Taurus.

Septarian: combines all the metaphysical properties of yellow calcite, brown aragonite, grey limestone and white-clear barite, so it has properties of each of its component minerals, making it extremely powerful. It aids communication with our Mother Earth. It is said to help in overall healing and health. It is also a good grounding stone. Septarian helps in banishing nightmares, negative energy and block psychic attacks.  Septarian brings calming energies which have a nurturing feel to them, and can bring feelings of joy and spiritual uplifting. Septarian is used to enhance and nurture communication with groups and others, making it much easier to speak clearly and kindly in group settings, and to aid in being heard and understood. It is said to bring unconscious foreknowledge needed by the user to help him or her always be prepared for what is coming up. In crystal healing folklore Septarian is related to the lower chakras, root, sacral and solar plexus.

Seraphinite: is often referred to as an angel stone because of its higher energies and relationship with angels. Seraphinite is said to help contact angels and communicate with them. Seraphinite is beneficial for intuition and psychic awareness. This stone can be very protective of the heart chakra when used over this chakra, and is helpful for sending unconditional love. Seraphinite is a purifying stone that helps one find ones higher purpose and will. Seraphinite is also extremely helpful for all forms of transformation and transmutation, including the magickal kind. Seraphinite is healing for nerves, brain cells, purification of the blood and organs and eliminating toxins, kidneys, liver. Seraphinite is a type of chlorite and is the most effective stone for cellular regeneration and can cause a flush of pure healing energy. It acts as a trigger, causing old patterns of disease or imbalance to fall away and new patterns to be created. It is the premier healing stone of this age. It is the tool most suited to bringing the physical body into line with the Light energy. While the beautiful green shade is perfect for the heart chakra, it can be used on any chakra or any other part of the body where enhance and harmonized energies are desired. Most often a deep forest green with feathery accents of silver-colored Mica inclusions and comes from Siberia, Russia. It is an uncommon stone since currently is only mined in one location in the world. Seraphinite harmonizes well with moldavite, scolecite, petalite, danburite, herkimer diamonds, charoite, sugilite, green apophyllite and green quartz. Seraphinite is associated with all chakras. 

Serpentine:
is also called New Jade. Serpentine is used for emotional cleansing, psychic powers and attracts love and money. Serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. Carrying or wearing Serpentine can bring peace and joy. Serpentine enhances communication with nature including animal, plant and stone. Serpentine is soothing to the emotional body, allowing one to release fear of change and to look ahead to the future. Metaphysical healing lore says Serpentine can assist in cellular regeneration and replenishing ones energy, it eliminates parasite infections and removes venom and other poisons. Serpentine contains magnetite and other magnetic ore. Serpentine harmonizes well with seraphinite, scolecite, amethyst, moonstone, golden labradorite, tiger eye, green jade and strombolite. Serpentine is associated with all chakras.

Shaman Stone: also known as Moqui Balls are believed to be among the most energetic on earth. Shaman stones are used for cleansing, relaxation, and being able to provide great boost to meditation and astral journeying and offer psychic protection during inner journeys. Each stone is said to have a distinct energy which depends on its size and gender. The gender of the stone is linked to the motion of a pendulum when it is held directly above the stones. If it moves in a linear direction the stone is male while a circular motion indicates the stone is female. Small stones are believed to have faster, more vibrant energy while the larger ones have a slower, deeper energy. Use for a preventive shield against numerous forms of negative energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional plains, For grounding, centering and protecting oneself, allowing for and understanding Earth healing. They also increase intuitive perception, making it easier to perceive the approach of all kinds of beings, both positive and negative. In metaphysical healing they naturally support the functioning of the digestive system, the thyroid and adrenals and they can be programmed to assist any other bodily organ or system. Moqui Balls, Shaman Stones or Mochi Marbles, they can be found in two places in the western areas of the United States, although more commonly at the Navajo Sandstone Formations. Moqui Stones harmonize well with turquoise, scolecite and apophyllite. Associated with all chakras.

Shamanite: also called  Black Calcite is a rare and recently-discovered North American Black Calcite stone, has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America. Shamanites age is scientifically established as PALEOZOIC, 500 million years old. Native American mountain tribes have been creating Shamanite ceremonial objects and jewelry for centuries. North American Black Calcite is sometimes called Toho which means Mountain Lion, by tribal healers and artists. Warm to the skin, Shamanite emanates a protective ancestral vibration. Shielding the wearer from psychic attack, envy and the resentment of others. Shamanite absorbs negativity and is a purifying crystal. Shamanite is a protective stone with the power to heal spiritual wounds, ancestral troubles and assists with grief and mourning. It can be very useful for initiating shamanic journeys, and it can help connect inwardly with power animals and spirit guides. It aids in communication with spirit guides on the other side as well as loved ones who have passed. It can help dispel the fear of death through bringing one to a clear experience that death is not the end of ones being.  The calcite component facilitates a clear, calm awareness, making it easier to remain centered through difficult moments of inner or outer life. It can be used in meditation and offers spiritual protection to those who carry it and offers more to those interested in serious inner work. Shamanite also deepens psychic trance work. SHAMANITE is perfect for ceremonial jewelry and protective amulets. Black Calcite Shamanite resonates well with Moldavite, Larimar, Shaman Stones and Nummite. Shamanite Black Calcite resonates with the heart and third eye chakras and it can activate a synergy of their energies to open the portal of the crown chakra. Shamanite is associated with all chakras.
 
Shattuckite:  is a stone of wisdom and communication from spirit. It can be used to hear messages from inner guides and spirits that have passed. Shattuckite is all about spiritual communication. It is an excellent stone for developing psychic abilities, intuitive abilities, especially for tarot, runes and divination. Shattuckite can enhance communication skills and is especially good for public speakers and those where communication is their primary work skill.  It is said that it is helpful for channeling because it is helpful in communicating what is seen and brings understanding of the message received.  It is a stone for healing relationships where harmful words and actions were hurtful. Shattuckite is a soothing and calming stone, promoting inner strength and courage to deal with the stress in life.  Metaphysical healing lore says Shattuckite is a general health stone and helps to balance the spleen, blood to coagulate, throat and lungs, diabetes, calcium absorption and assists with all minor health complaints. Shattuckite harmonizes well with turquoise, chrysocolla, larimar, ajoite and lapis lazuli. Shattuckite works to align all of the energy bodies and Chakras, both on the body and above and below it.  Shattuckite is associated with the heart, throat and third eye chakras. Shattuckite does contain copper, so please caution against immersing it directly into any liquid to be used for drinking or tonics.
 
Shiva Lingam: resonates with energies of all the elements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Shiva lingam boosts vitality, enhances inner transformation. It will help Break up old patterns and open the path for new life, to help feel unity, even during times of separation. Composed of Crypto Crystalline Quartz, of all the stones found on earth, Shiva Lingams are reputed to have the highest frequency. They emanate a vibration that will purify your sacred space or home. The Shiva Lingam is one of the most sacred icons of the ancient as well as the modern world. These lingams come only from the Narmada River in The Central Western Part of India and are hand polished by the villagers. The Lingam is symbolic of the Divine Creative manifestation. The Lingam shape is representative of the power of Shiva, the Lord of Creation, and the masculine creative energy. The markings symbolize the feminine energy, the seed which is fertilized to manifest the creative power in the dance of the cosmos. Thus it represents both male and female. Healers use shiva lingams to treat impotence, infertility, strengthen and balance the whole body. The Sacred Stone relates to the heart chakra and to the manifestation of the love energy that resides in all of us. The Lingam also represents the harmony of balance of the soul that is maintained within the balance of the Universe. Shiva Lingam charges the entire chakra system and activates kundalini energies. Shiva Lingam harmonizes with all forms of quartz and moldavite. Shiva Lingam is associated with all chakras.

Shungite: is a very positive stone, and one that is beneficial to a healthy life. It is the only known natural material known to contain fullerenes, which are powerful anti-oxidants. Fullerenes Shungite can be magnetic, act as super conductors and absorb light, making it a powerful grounder, cleanser, transformer and a powerful healing crystal. Shungite is a powerful protective stone. Shungite will help anyone who wishes to do magical and mystical practices, as its deep energy brings ancient spirits into the process in a protective role. It is said to aid those who read the future. Shungite is said to infuse the auric field with light and it allows only positive and beneficial energy to reach you. It also provides psychic protection. Shungite is considered an excellent source of protection from harmful electromagnetic radiation from computers, microwave ovens, TV sets, mobile phones, etc. This mineral is hailed as containing a healing power incomparable to any other. Shungite purifies, protects, normalizes, induces recovery and promotes growth in living organisms. Healers use Shungite to alleviate a wide variety of physical complaints such as heart difficulty, allergies, skin diseases, arthritis, and hair and skin rejuvenation. Shungite is sometimes called the Stone of Life due to its healing and antibacterial properties. This crystal has active metaphysical properties with strong healing powers. Shungite makes a powerful gem elixir. The fullerenes in this stone will cleanse water then infuse it with a potent healing vibration. Many people use Shungite by placing it in some water to purify and charge the water with cleansing energy. The elixir is thought to be beneficial for impotence, anemia, allergies, asthma, gastritis, dyspepsia, kidney diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, gall-bladder problems, immune system deterioration, pancreas diseases, common colds, cardiovascular diseases, cholecystitis, and chronic fatigue. Shungite elixir is also thought to be beneficial for hair and skin, and to have anti-bacterial capabilities. Just having a piece of Shungite on your person is said to be generally health boosting and protective from disease. Shungite is a very old, ancient in fact and is said to be around 2 billion years old. Its appearance reminds one of coal, it is found in very ancient layers of the Earths crust that were formed before life forms existed on Earth. This is a rare stone, and has been found only in the Karelia area in Russia. It is not new to people of the region, as Czar Peter was known to have come to the region to use water that had been infused with this mineral. This black stone has been in use for a very long time in Russia where they have been documenting these qualities. Since this stone was discovered in Russia in the 1700s, they have been recording amazing results from its use. Shungite is a hard black, amorphous, coal-like material composed or more than 98 percent carbon and described formally as natural Carbon Black. Shungite is a variety of graphite of intense black color and lacks distinct crystalline structure. It outwardly resembles anthracite, a hard coal with a high luster. Shungite is unique in its composition, structure and properties. It is a natural composite with a similar distribution of crystalline silicate particles in a carbon matrix. Fullerenes have been discovered in this rock. It is found in the only place in the world which is Zazhoginskoye deposit near Lake Onega in the Shunga region of Karelia, North West of Russia. Combine Shungite with aventurine, apophyllite and fuchsite to aid with healing skin conditions and allergies. For spiritual grounding combine Shungite with black tourmaline, jet, black obsidian or fire agate. Shungite is associated with the base chakra.
 
 
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The information in this section is from information given in a number of texts such as 'Love is in the Earth' by Melody, 'The Book of Stones' by Robert Simmons-Naisha Ahsians and 'The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, unless otherwise stated. We try to credit all articles but sometimes don't know where they came from. Some information is our own research and some is sent into us by friends and customers. If you see something here that is yours and your not getting credit for it please contact us and we will add you as the author or remove it if requested. We want to thank everyone for sharing this wonderful information! 

This article was published on Friday 18 January, 2013.
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