Amethyst is a tender and loving stone that can help many parts of the spiritual self. It comes in shades of purple from pale lavender to deep violet. Amethyst is powerful and protective with a high vibrational frequency. It helps us to open our hearts and minds to others. Some people find that amethyst helps them to identify the true cause of any problems they are encountering. It has cleansing and calming properties that can help you to feel more content and to find freedom from what has been worrying you.
Amazonite is a vibrant and beautiful silicate stone, typically found from a bluish green right through to bright turquoise.
Amazonite is a great crystal for balance and helps you to create harmony in any area of life. It will help you identify your true path and give you strength and courage to complete your life’s purpose. It encourages deep reflection and self-scrutiny, and will be a resource and support during times of personal uncertainty and instability. It will do so in a gentle way, helping you to feel encouraged and find certainty in your choices.
There is a quiet confidence to Amazonite. As a stone of duality, activates both the left and right brain and can be very helpful in creating balance between the Yin and Yang energies.
Tourmaline comes in many colours and forms in vertically striated rows. Black Tourmaline is an absolute go-to stone for protection. It is a powerful protector that can deflect, dissolve or transmute any negativity that is coming your way. It strengthens and protects the wearer, by creating a powerful energy field. For this reason it is good for people who are travelling, or who work in dangerous or risky professions or environments.
It can also be useful for creating barriers and boundaries between other people. It will protect the wearer from being victimised or negatively impacted by the dangerous energy of another.
Many people also place near the entry to their homes, or near computers, modems and phones to deal with any buildup of electromagnetic energy.
Botswana crystal is a form of agate that is used to help achieve enlightenment. It helps the wearer to become more attentive to detail, improves memory and provides solid support for deliberation and decision making. It can help address anxiety and worry, by helping you to consider other possibilities and find solutions to problems in a creative and open and flexible way. Botswana crystal aids meditation and is a wonderful choice for mala beads.
Once a decision has been made, Botswana crystal will help you to stay committed to the choice and find persistence to keep going. Botswana crystal can enhance focus and promote mental clarity; it is helpful for use in activities that require concentration, and vigilance. It can also help you to take stock of the situation and reasonably evaluate the options and explore the choices that might be available at the moment.
Bloodstone has a magnificent colour combination of healing greens and rich and earthy red. It is used in many forms of physical healing to aid, support and restore the body. It is associated with root chakra, the point from which our physical health originates.
Bloodstone is a crystal for the entire body and works to benefit the physical self. It helps the wearer to be present and fully attentive to the here and now, and feel comfortable in themselves. It can help you to access the emotional and spiritual elements of your psyche, and integrate them with your everyday self.
Although it is bright and cheerful, it also has a degree of maturity, is promotes good decision making, fairness and deliberation. It can help the wearer tackle problems head-on, and find acceptable solutions to everyone involved. It is a rare stone that does not require regular cleansing or charging; its healing power is limitless. It is also meant to encourage wealth and prosperity if worn on the body.
Clear Crystal Quartz may not have the dramatic colours of some other crystals, but it certainly has strong energetic properties that can bring great benefit and power to the wearer. It responds to even very subtle changes in energy, and stabilises and supports a strong flow of positive energy. Their brilliance enables Clear Quartz crystals to vibrate at a high ultraviolet frequency. Clear Quartz is useful for work to open the third eye and crown chakras.
As they are filled with pure and complete energy, Quartz Crystals are recommended as an introductory stone for people who are new to the power of crystals. Clear Quartz will help the wearer come to understand the power of intent and intuition, and experience what can be described as ‘gaining clarity’. It also has the ability to amplify the power of other crystals.
The rich, deep colours of the garnet
encourage depth in all areas of life. It is both protective and calming,
aligning the physical and energetic bodies. This could be creating deeper, more fulfilling relationships, without the fear of commitment or loss. Garnet can help address deep-seated fears or a lack of confidence, as it gently teaches you to trust yourself and have confidence in your strength and capabilities.
Dalmatian crystal is a milky white, spotted with flecks of blacks and browns. The Ying and the Yang are represented here, helping you to harmonise your emotions. Wearing dalmatian stone will make you feel composed and confident, even under pressure.
Dalmatian stone contains tourmaline, which is a master protective stone. Dalmatian stone exerts a protective influence and is said to help the wearer recognise danger. Animals can become aware of the vibrations of Dalmatian stone. It is beneficial for veterinarians, and people working with animals.
There is also lightness and joyfulness about Dalmatian stone. It gives energy and enthusiasm. It can help you to see the funny side and enhance your sense of fun. Dalmatian stone facilitates trust and resilience and is, therefore, a good choice for children or young people.
Green Aventurine also calls for balance between the intellectual, emotional, physical and energetic bodies. It helps the wearer to feel as if the parts of themselves are working effectively and in collaboration. It is a useful stone for people who feel anxiety or carry pain from the past.
Hematite is an iron ore that has an attractive metallic shine. It is considered the most effective stone for grounding- securing and stabilising the wearer. It makes an excellent gift for someone who seems overly emotional or detached from the here and now. It helps when a person is experiencing spiritual grief or an uncomfortable awakening. It is useful when practicing spiritual work and during mediation to help retain the link to the physical world.
Hematite brings balance and stability to the body, mind and spirit. It helps align the different parts of a person’s character. It will help the wearer find a resolution to what is troubling them. It prevents negative energies from entering the body.
Although Hematite is robust and practical, it is kind. It invites in peace, self-control and happiness. It will help the wearer to attract authentic love, and peaceful and healthy long-term relationships.
This milky white crystal is best at helping us find alignment with the true self. It encourages civility, concern for others and respect. It can be helpful during times of disagreement and arguments, helping bring a balanced perspective to those who have a tendency to be overly critical.
It will help you to know the truth, to have the patience to see a matter through to its conclusion and to land on a decision that brings benefits to both parties. It will help you to see both sides of the story when a decision needs to be made.
Named from the Latin for “blue stone”, Lapis Lazuli was worn in decorative armbands and amulets by the ancient Egyptians. The deep blue colour is said to represent the evening sky and heavens; it often appears with golden flecks which are said to be the stars. Lapis Lazuli works to protect the wearer from both physical and psychic dangers and to help them to travel safely.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone for leaders; it helps those in powerful positions to act with integrity and truth. It gives leaders confidence in their ability and the skill to engage, motivate and inspire others. It is a stone to assist with communication and decision making.
Dramatic Mookaite Jasper comes in attractive shades of oranges, browns, reds, creams, yellows and purple. These are the colours of the Australian landscape. For this reason, Mookaite Jasper has a special association with the ancient wisdom of the First Peoples of Australia. It is found only in Western Australia in an area of natural springs, with a name taken from the word for ‘running waters’.
Mookaite Jasper is a beautiful combination of inner and outer experiences. It promotes a desire for new experiences and the calm to face them. It assists the wearer to see all possibilities and helps in choosing the right one. Mookaite can help bring past sadness or worries, held deep within up to the surface, where they can be carried away.
Moonstone can form in a many colours and varieties, with rainbow flashes or lemon yellow, bright green or electric blue sparkles. There is always a milky, translucent sheen present in moonstone. Each moonstone relates to the divine feminine. Every month the moon waxes and wanes through a perfect cycle and so moonstones remind us of the ups and downs, and ebb and flow of life.
The moonstone is also symbolic of mothering and creativity-
of becoming pregnant with new energies and giving birth to new ideas and opportunities. Wearing moonstone will invite changes and growth into your life. It is useful if you are embarking on new business ideas or ventures, if you wish to adopt new attitudes or are starting rituals that bring a new direction to life. Moonstone also helps you to connect to the spiritual world and reminds you to trust your intuition.
Rainbow moonstone has a particular and unique composition, with flashes of colour similar to what is seen in labradorite. Rainbow moonstone has a particular association with the astrological sign of Cancer. Of all of the astrological signs, it is Cancer that feels emotions the most deeply. Rainbow moonstone can help Cancerian people manage their big emotions and balance their gentle and loving nature.
Moss Agate has a beautiful appearance, as though organic matter like leaves, grasses and moss have been trapped inside a translucent shell. These inclusions are most commonly green, but can also appear in shades of brown, red and yellow. It is a crystal that can help to stabilise any environment, and promote growth, expression and positive change in a way that seems to unfold naturally.
Moss Agate was used by the Native Americans to symbolise power and strength. It is also believed to help control the environment and weather conditions, and has been used in cloudbusting rituals to restore weather patterns and deliver rain following a drought.
Pyrite is a great choice for a person working in a dangerous or challenging environment. It offers protection and steadfastness and works to reflect or dispel any negativity. It also acts as a shield, helping you stay invisible to those who mean to attack or injure.
The warm glow of pyrite is associated with the sun, and as a result it helps to foster joy, energy and vitality. It is a stone for bold and fiery Leo and makes a wonderful choice for men, with its decidedly masculine energy. It inspires creating thinking, and promotes mental clarity and focus. It will help you to feel more alive, dynamic and confident.
The colours of fluorite can range from every shade of pink, blue, green, yellow, purple, magenta and red. Rainbow fluorite may come in any combination of these colours, but will most typically have a base in greens and purples. Rainbow fluorite has a wonderful ability to settle any energy that is disruptive, unbalanced or chaotic. It stabilises energy flow and in turn brings order to all systems of the body. In fact, the word fluorite is from the Latin “to flow”.
Rainbow Fluorite is also used in meditation, to assist contact with spirit guides and is especially useful for children who show signs of connection to spirit.
Jasper comes in many colours and varieties, and often includes banding or linear marks. Every colour Jasper has the ability to heal and nurture. With their colourful varieties, Jaspers are often used for chakra healing or Reiki healing. Red Jasper is a particularly earthy and grounding crystal. Wear it when you feel overwhelmed, confused or are lacking direction. Red Jasper will help you feel more firmly planted in the here and now, and give you a reprieve from the stresses of everyday life.
Red Jasper can help you feel more connected to Mother Earth and will enable you to feel more attuned to the world around you. It is also said to assist the body with the balancing and retention of vital minerals, including iron, magnesium and zinc. As it is associated with blood flow, it has long been believed that Red Jaspers brings vitality, health and rebirth.
Rhodonite has a rich pink colour ranging from salmon to rose red. It typically includes black or grey threads, making it both a loving and grounding stone.
Your ability to work out when others are being dishonest or deceitful is enhanced by wearing Rhodonite. It helps us be observant, see the truth, and pay attention to detail in work, study, and correspondence. It helps to reduce anxiety and worry and encourages generosity, kindness and forgiveness. It reminds us that we are all in this life together.
Rhodonite is also a very loving crystal- it activates and opens up the heart chakra, enabling the wearer to give and receive unconditional love. It can help to curb jealousy and possessiveness in a relationship.
There is so much love in every piece of Rose Quartz! When you wear Rose Quartz you will likely be filled with kindness towards others, even those who have caused you pain. It reminds you to be forgiving of past mistakes. Rose Quartz can help you realise the interconnectedness of all things and all beings, and to treat others and ourselves gently.
Wearing rose quartz can help ease the pain of a broken heart, or invite love into your life if you are single.
Rose quartz will allow you to nurture the inner child, and to listen to the wisdom of your heart. Because it is so gentle, it is particularly suitable for children, and can help ease bad dreams and prevent nightmares in both children and adults.
Smoky Quartz is a gentle and grounding stone that protects the wearer from negativity and dissipates discomfort and stress. It has the qualities of clear quartz but is gentler. It helps the wearer clear their mind, and feel at ease, especially during times of stress. It is helpful for use during meditation because it clears the mental channels. It will help enable higher levels of awareness.
It will absorb and dissolve negativity in an environment or other people. It is useful after there has been a conflict, enabling both parties to feel calm and release any anger or release. Smoky Quartz can even illicit cooperation when there is a difference of opinion by helping you to see what is needed for the greater good.
Smoky Quartz is wonderful for the manifestation of your dreams and goals. It can be used as a stone for lucid dreaming and dream recall. Many people keep Smoky Quartz near electronic devices to help counter radiation in the environment.
Sodalite is a pragmatic and sensible stone most commonly found in shades of blue and grey, with white ripples. It helps to banish worry and anxiety, confusion and emotional discomfort. It has a calming effect when worn or used during mediation, and can help you to achieve a peaceful and restorative sleep. It’s a wonderful choice for a set of mala beads.
Sodalite is also a useful tool for those of us that work with others, and want to improve our relationships with family and colleagues. It brings friendship and solidarity, and will help members of a group to identify a common goal or purpose. Sodalite gives courage, and is useful for people who are experiencing personal challenges. It gives the wearer persistence and tenacity. It is also a crystal of truth; helping you to speak confidently and with authenticity.
This earthy coloured stone brings together the sand and the sun in perfect unison. It is a bright and cheery stone that is often used to help people get rid of the ‘blues’ that are associated with depression and grief. It helps the wearer to feel empowered to handle challenges and face difficulties head-on. It is a grounding stone that brings you strength, enabling you to act with purpose and courage.
Tiger’s Eye brings practicality and common sense; it can help the wearer make a decision with clarity and authenticity. It is said to help you build connections with spirit guides that can assist the truth to be revealed.
Unakite has an attractive mix of pink and olive green swirls, making an impressive and bold colour contrast. It effectively opens the third eye to enable clear visions and spiritual communication. It is a powerful stone for use in meditation, projection, scrying and other spiritual practices.
Unakite can be a useful tool for addressing long-standing problems, worries or addictions.
Unakite is also an extremely feminine stone. It is used during pregnancy for the health of both mother and baby. It can be used to aid fertility and relieve menstrual and urinary discomfort. It can also symbolize rebirth and transformation. It is a lovely gift for a woman who has experienced major change in her life- from reaching womanhood to becoming a mother or at the commencement of menopause.